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ENEG11006 Engineering Statics
Engineering Statics
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General Information

Overview

Understanding forces applied to structural elements and static equilibrium concepts is essential for analysis of statically determinate engineering structures including beams, trusses and frames. You will analyse such structures under external forces to create Free-body diagrams, calculate support reactions and determine internal forces acting on the structures. You will be drawing diagrams of Shear Force and Bending Moments after calculating the internal forces.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2017

Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Evaluations

Feedback

Positive feedback on unit content, online tests, assessment feedback, resources and support.

Recommendation

The broad framework of the unit and support will be retained.

Feedback from Student Evaluations

Feedback

Issues with online tests

Recommendation

The online tests will remain open during the weekends to provide more flexibility for working students.

Feedback from Student Evaluations

Feedback

More gap between the Tutorial and Lecture

Recommendation

It has always been a priority to keep a gap of at least 2 days between lecture and tutorial. However, due to limited ISL resources available at the university, this is not always possible. However, this issue will be raised again to get a better time.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse two dimensional force systems to determine resultant forces
  2. Calculate sectional properties such as centre of gravity, centroid and second moment of Inertia of simple structural forms
  3. Apply static equilibrium concepts to bodies with external forces and moments, create Free-body diagrams and determine support reactions
  4. Analyse statically determinate structures, including beams, frames and trusses, to calculate internal forces and create Shear-force and Bending-moment diagrams.
  5. Demonstrate a professional level of communication skills in written work

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Engineering Mechanics: STATICS 14th Edition in SI Units (2017)

Authors: R. C. Hibbeler
Pearson
Essex Essex , England
ISBN:
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

This text comes value packed with the Study Pack (includes chapter reviews) and Modified MasteringEngineering, at a reduced cost to students. Copies can be purchased at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Nur Hassan Unit Coordinator
N.Hassan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Review of Fundamentals

Chapter

Chapter 1 General Principles

Chapter 2 Force Vectors

Events and Submissions/Topic

N/A

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Equilibrium of a Particle and Force System Resultants

Chapter

Chapter 3 Equilibrium of a Particle

Chapter 4 Force System Resultants

Events and Submissions/Topic

N/A
Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Chapter

Chapter 5 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Events and Submissions/Topic

Test 1: Covers Contents from Week 1 and 2

The Test opens on 9:00 AM Monday and closes on 5:00 PM Friday of Week 3.


Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Analysis of Trusses: Method of Joints

Chapter

Chapter 6 Structural Analysis

Events and Submissions/Topic

N/A

Vacation Week Begin Date: 04 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Non-teching week

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Begin Date: 11 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Analysis of Trusses: Method of Sections

Chapter

Chapter 6 Structural Analysis

Events and Submissions/Topic

Test 2: Covers Contents from Week 3 and 4

The Test opens on 9:00 AM Monday and closes on 5:00 PM Friday of Week 5.
Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Internal Forces: Calculation of Axial Force, Shear Force and Bending Moment- Simple System

Chapter

Chapter 7 Internal Forces

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignmnet 1 Due: Week 6 Wednesday (20 December 2017) 11:55 PM AEST

Assignment 1 Due: Week 6 Wednesday (20 Dec 2017) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 01 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Internal Forces: Calculation of Axial Force, Shear Force and Bending Moment-Complex system

Chapter

Chapter 7 Internal Forces

Events and Submissions/Topic

N/A
Week 8 Begin Date: 08 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Internal Forces: Axial Force, Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Chapter

Chapter 7 Internal Forces

Events and Submissions/Topic

Test 3: Covers Contents from Week 6 and 7

The Test opens on 9:00 AM Monday and closes on 5:00 PM Friday of Week 8.
Week 9 Begin Date: 15 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Friction

Chapter

Chapter 8 Friction

Events and Submissions/Topic

N/A
Week 10 Begin Date: 22 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Center of Gravity and Centroid

Moment of Inertia

Chapter

Chapter 9 Center of Gravity and Centroid

Chapter 10 Moments of Inertia

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignmnet 2 Due: Week 10 Wednesday (24 January 2018) 11:55 PM AEST


Assignment 2 Due: Week 10 Wednesday (24 Jan 2018) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 29 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Revision Week I

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Test 4: Covers Contents from Week 9 and 10

The Test opens on 9:00 AM Monday and closes on 5:00 PM Friday of Week 11.
Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Revision Week II

Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


Term Specific Information


Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Progressive Tests

Task Description

This assessment task consists of four "Progressive Tests", each weighs 5% of your final mark. Each Test consists of 5-10 Numerical questions.

Important Notes:

  • Each Test is set for 60 minutes. You have 60 minutes from when you start your attempt to submit your answers.
  • If you start but leave a test and come back to it later, your 60 min time may have lapsed and you will be scored zero for that attempt.
  • You can attempt the Test up to THREE times within the given time frame as specified in the Schedule. The test will be automatically closed after the end of the given time frame.
  • Final mark will be the highest of all the attempts.
  • Even though the tests are open for a few days, it is expected that your first attempt would be on the first day.
  • The Tests cannot generally be deferred. However, under exceptional circumstances if you have valid reasons to defer the test(s), please contact the Unit Coordinator with documents of proof before the due date. The proof should cover for all the dates that the test/s is/are open.


Number of Quizzes

4


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

Tests opening and closing details are given on the schedule section.


Return Date to Students

Immediately after the test.


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50% from the Tests.

Assessment Criteria

Full marks allocated to a question will be awarded for each correct answer.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse two dimensional force systems to determine resultant forces
  • Calculate sectional properties such as centre of gravity, centroid and second moment of Inertia of simple structural forms
  • Apply static equilibrium concepts to bodies with external forces and moments, create Free-body diagrams and determine support reactions
  • Analyse statically determinate structures, including beams, frames and trusses, to calculate internal forces and create Shear-force and Bending-moment diagrams.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

This assessment is designed to strengthen your understanding on Free-Body diagrams, Resolution of Forces, Calculation of Reactions and Truss analysis under different loading and support conditions. Assignment questions can be downloaded from the moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Wednesday (20 Dec 2017) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Wednesday (10 Jan 2018)

Two weeks after the due date


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Each solution should have following items:

  • Statement of a problem in your own words.
  • Drawing of assumed sign Conventions, Free-Body and other diagrams as required for the solution.
  • Statement of key information.
  • Calculations with detail explanations.
  • Final answers with magnitude, unit and direction as appropriate.

Note: If there are more than two errors (drawing, calculation, conceptual or error of any other kinds) in a solution, no marks will be awarded .


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse two dimensional force systems to determine resultant forces
  • Calculate sectional properties such as centre of gravity, centroid and second moment of Inertia of simple structural forms
  • Apply static equilibrium concepts to bodies with external forces and moments, create Free-body diagrams and determine support reactions
  • Analyse statically determinate structures, including beams, frames and trusses, to calculate internal forces and create Shear-force and Bending-moment diagrams.
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication skills in written work


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

This assessment will provide you an opportunity to show your understanding on Calculation of Internal forces and Drawing of Internal Force diagrams and Frictions. Assignment questions can be downloaded from the moodle site.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Wednesday (24 Jan 2018) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Wednesday (7 Feb 2018)

Two weeks after the due date


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Each solution should have following items:

  • Statement of a problem in your own words.
  • Drawing of assumed sign Conventions, Free-Body and other diagrams as required for the solution.
  • Statement of key information.
  • Calculations with detail explanations.
  • Final answers with magnitude, unit and direction as appropriate.

Note: If there are more than two errors (drawing, calculation, conceptual or error of any other kinds) in a solution, no marks will be awarded .


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse two dimensional force systems to determine resultant forces
  • Calculate sectional properties such as centre of gravity, centroid and second moment of Inertia of simple structural forms
  • Apply static equilibrium concepts to bodies with external forces and moments, create Free-body diagrams and determine support reactions
  • Analyse statically determinate structures, including beams, frames and trusses, to calculate internal forces and create Shear-force and Bending-moment diagrams.
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication skills in written work


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Closed Book
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