ENAM12002 - Mechanical Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to key concepts and principles of mechanical analysis. You will explain how engineering structures and components carry and transmit loads, and analyse and determine properties of sections, forces in structures and assemblies, stress and strain in members and components, deflections, stresses in circular shafts, principle stresses, and buckling of columns. you will analyse mechanical failures, determine fatigue life of components, and explain common assumptions made in analysis, their consequences, and validity. You are required to show work productively, both individually and collaboratively, to solve problems, and document and communicate your work clearly in a professional manner.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites: MATH11160 Technology Mathematics AND (ENAG11005 Mechanics OR ENEG11006 Engineering Statics) AND (ENEG11008 Materials for Engineers OR ENAG11003 Engineering Materials)

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2021

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Written Assessment 50%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

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.

Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
This unit helped to tie together with some of the other units such as statics.
Recommendation
The unit review will ensure that this unit will continue to emphasise the use of previously learned concepts.
Action Taken
Yes, the use of previously learned concepts were emphasised and updated.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Relevant resources were thoroughly provided.
Recommendation
This will be continued and updated
Action Taken
Yes, relevant resources were continued and updated.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The time allowed to complete could possibly be extended and definitely a few preliminary steps added in some of the weeks to ensure understanding.
Recommendation
The studying time should be organised well by the students, and meanwhile a minor change to the curriculum will be made for students to have more time on Wookbook Activities.
Action Taken
Each week email reminded students what to do, and from each week reflection to check student learning progress. A minor change had been done to the unit schedule.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Zoom sessions should be conducted in a video conferencing room.
Recommendation
A conferencing room or a document camera will be booked for Zoom sessions.
Action Taken
A document camera was used for Zoom sessions.
Source: Staff feedback
Feedback
Making a minor change to the curriculum that suits student's learning process.
Recommendation
The revised curriculum will be reviewed and approved by the unit reviewers and DL.
Action Taken
Yes, the minor revised curriculum got approved by the unit reviewers and DL and was applied.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
This unit covered the material that would most likely be used for my role. It covered most of the practical aspects of being an engineer and it has been the most useful subject of all.
Recommendation
This will be continued and updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The workbook activities help you learn the topics.
Recommendation
This will be continued and updated.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Several of the workbook questions were provided with solutions that did not use the same methods as we were taught from the book.
Recommendation
The solutions using the normal method will be added.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
More worked examples of the topics covered in the workbook and assignment would be helpful. Also, more detailed answers to the workbook questions to learn the correct methodology to solve the problems.
Recommendation
They will be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
The moodle page had a lot of information and was going back and forth a couple of times to get an understanding of some aspects.
Recommendation
The learning resources will be organised well.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Determine and analyze geometric properties such as moment of inertia and their influence on load carrying capacity of components and structures
  2. Explain stress, strain and elasticity and perform simple linear static stress analysis of mechanical components
  3. Describe different types of loadings and stresses such as normal, shear, torsional, bending and solve simple problems to estimate them
  4. Explain the principle of transformation of stress using Mohr’s circle method
  5. Develop elastic equation to describe the deflection of beams
  6. Work autonomously to solve problems using appropriate engineering language.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Engineering Associates 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 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N )
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools, and resources to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N 7N )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N 6N 7N )

Intermediate
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 4I )
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4I 5N 6N 7N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5N 6N 7N )

Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area. (LO: 1N 2I 3I 4A 5N 6N 7N )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities, and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the area of practice. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A 5N 6N )

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
https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment