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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 - 2021

Online

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. Online Test
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 Have Your Say Survey.

Feedback

The unit was very well organized and structured.

Recommendation

This practice will continue.

Feedback from Have Your Say Survey.

Feedback

There is a huge leap in difficulty from what we saw in lectures, compared to what we saw on assessment pieces.

Recommendation

Assignment questions are designed to give students more challenge in facing a variety of problems. Nonetheless, the challenging aspect of assignments will be reviewed.

Feedback from Have Your Say Survey.

Feedback

Tutorial immediately after the lecture.

Recommendation

This will be reviewed and effort will be made so that tutorial and lectures are not after each other.

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.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Introductory
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N)
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N 3N 4N)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem-solving. (LO: 2N 3N 4N):
Intermediate
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4I)
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N 4I)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5I)

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.)
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information)

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 - Online Test - 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
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Engineering Mechanics STATICS 14 or later (2017 or later)

Authors: R.C. Hibbeler
Pearson
ISBN: 1488689806
Binding: Paperback

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
Hassan Baji Unit Coordinator
h.baji@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Statics

Chapter

Chapter 1: General Principles

Chapter 2: Force Vectors

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Equilibrium of a Particle

Chapter

Chapter 3: Equilibrium of a Particle

Chapter 4: Force System Resultants

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Chapter

Chapter 5: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progressive Test #1: The test opens at 9:00 AM Monday of this week and closes at 9:00 PM Monday of next week.

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Force Analysis in 3D

Chapter

Chapter 2: Force Vectors

Chapter 4: Force System Resultants

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Equilibrium in 3D



Chapter

Chapter 3: Equilibrium of a Particle

Chapter 5: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body


Events and Submissions/Topic

Progressive Test #2: The test opens at 9:00 AM Monday of this week and closes at 9:00 PM Monday of next week.

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Analysis of Trusses: Method of Joints and Section


Chapter

Chapter 6: Structural Analysis


Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Beams: Internal Forces

Chapter

Chapter 7: Internal Forces

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progressive Test #3: The test opens at 9:00 AM Monday of this week and closes at 9:00 PM Monday of next week.


Assignment 1 Due: Week 7 Monday (3 Jan 2022) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Beams: Axial Force, Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

Chapter

Chapter 7: Internal Forces

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Friction

Chapter

Chapter 8: Friction

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Center of Gravity and Centroid


Chapter

Chapter 9: Center of Gravity and Centroid

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Moment of Inertia

Chapter

Chapter 10: Moments of Inertia

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Monday (31 Jan 2022) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Progressive Tests

Task Description

This assessment task consists of three "Progressive Tests". First, second and third carries 7%, 7%, and 6% marks, respectively. Each test consists of a number of 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 each test up to three (3) 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.
  • The 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.


Number of Quizzes

3


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

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


Return Date to Students

Immediately after the test completion.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

  • Full marks allocated to a question will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • No penalty for wrong answers.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse two dimensional force systems to determine resultant forces
  • Apply static equilibrium concepts to bodies with external forces and moments, create Free-body diagrams and determine support reactions

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

The aim of this assignment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes studied/developed in weeks 1 to 5.

Assignment 1 will be available by end of Week 1 through unit Moodle webpage.


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Monday (3 Jan 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Feedback will be returned two weeks after assignment due date.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Each solution should have the following items:

  • Accurate drawing of assumed Sign Conventions, Free-Body and other diagrams as required for the solution. [20%]
  • Accuracy in Calculations. [80%]
  • All the steps should be explained in full detail.
  • A single PDF file with clear and readable working should be submitted.


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
  • Demonstrate a professional level of communication skills in written work.

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

The aim of this assignment is to allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of various concepts, theories and processes studied/developed in weeks 6 to 9.

Assignment 2 will be available by end of Week 6 through unit Moodle webpage.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (31 Jan 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Feedback will be returned within two weeks after assignment due date.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Each solution should have the following items:

  • Accurate drawing of assumed Sign Conventions, Free-Body and other diagrams as required for the solution. [20%]
  • Accuracy in Calculations. [80%]
  • All the steps should be explained in full detail.
  • A single PDF file with clear and readable working should be submitted.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.

4 Online Test

Assessment Title
Final Exam

Task Description

This assessment task is an online test. It consists of a number of numerical questions.

Important Notes:

  • The exam will be during the exam week period. The exact exam date will be posted on Moodle page of the unit.
  • The assessment is set for 150 minutes. You have 150 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 150 min time may have lapsed and you will be scored zero for that attempt.
  • The test will be automatically closed after the end of the given time frame.
  • The tests cannot generally be deferred. However, under exceptional circumstances, if you have valid reasons to defer the test, you can apply for exam deferral with documents of proof before the due date.


Assessment Due Date

The exam will be during the exam week period. The exact exam date will be posted on Moodle page of the unit.


Return Date to Students

Online test results will be released after completion of the test.


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50% (20 of 40)

Assessment Criteria

  • Full marks allocated to a question will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • No penalty for wrong answers.


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

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