Courses & Units

Engineering Statics KNE113

Introduction

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.

The course will build on student's understanding of Newtonian Mechanics without motion, and expose students to the engineering approach to problem solving which entails developing a physical model of the real problem, identifying initial/boundary conditions and applying fundamental principles of Equilibrium. Students will gain an appreciation of Structural Engineering through laboratory activities, tests, a guided site visit and weekly online assignments.

Specific topics include equilibrium of forces, free body diagrams, concentrated and distributed forces, hydrostatics, centers of gravity and moments of area and inertia, axial and shear forces, and bending moments.

This course is the foundation unit in the Mechanics stream and is a prerequisite for KNE151 Engineering Dynamics and KNE216 Civil Engineering 1. The Civil, Mechanical, Mechatronic and Geotechnical programs build on this unit.

Summary

Unit name Engineering Statics
Unit code KNE113
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator

Professor Andrew Chan

Teaching staff

Jason McVicar, Anna Wrobel-Tobiszewska and Tohid Ghanbari Ghazijahani

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

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Requisites

PSC315114 Physical Sciences

Co-requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week

Assessment

3-hour end of semester exam (70%) internal assessment tasks (30%) including laboratory tasks (two reports worth 10% each), weekly online assignments linked to the tutorials (10 worth 1% each) and two mid-semester tests (worth 5% each)

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Textbooks

Required

Hibbeler, R.C., and Yap, K. B. Mechanics for Engineers: Statics. 13th ed., Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia. pp 648, 2013.

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