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MEC3455

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)B Chen (Clayton); K L Goh (Sunway)

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop an understanding of the analytical methodologies used in strength and stiffness assessment of engineering structures and components. It allows students to translate real-world forces into abstract form for engineering modelling of a range of common problems found in industry and gain knowledge of the relationship between analysis and design. Students will be exposed to a wide range of analytical tools and modeling philosophies.

Objectives

Understanding of the relevance of strength and stiffness aspects of engineering structures and components.
Appreciation of a range of modeling tools and analytical methodologies.
Understanding of the role of solid mechanics in engineering analysis and design.
Knowledge and skills to translate real-world forces into abstract form for engineering modeling.
Understand the concept of loads and load paths.
Knowledge of alternative analytical tools to solve similar problems.
Apply and contrast a range of analytical tools.
Calculate elastic and inelastic stresses and deflections in simple and compound beams.
Calculate stresses and displacements in pressure vessels.
Analyse torsion of non-circular cross-sections.
Analyse stresses and deflections of flat plates.
Analyse shear stresses in thin-walled sections.
Appreciate the relationship between solid mechanics and engineering design.
Confidence in evaluating new engineering problems and formulating original solutions.

Assessment

Assignments: 10%
Laboratory reports: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 70%. Students must achieve a pass grade in both the continuous assessment and examination components to gain an overall Pass grade in the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours practice sessions/laboratories (this may alternate with 2 hours lectures and 4 hours practice sessions/laboratories) and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites

(MEC2402 and MEC2403 and MEC2406) or MAE2911 or MAE2921 or MEC2460 or MEC2470