Courses & Units

Engineering Statics XPD142

Introduction

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering statics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newton's Mechanics learnt by students in physics courses during their college studies. [It also aims to provide students with the ability to make an informed decision about what a career in civil engineering might entail.] The unit covers fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics - statics.

Summary

Unit name Engineering Statics
Unit code XPD142
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Provost
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Amanda Henry
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the static equilibrium in a range of common engineering contexts
  • Present static equilibrium analysis results in form of axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams. I
  • Analyse hydrostatic forces on rigid bodies using established calculation methods and/or MATLAB I
  • Analyse internal forces in members of trusses and frames using established calculation methods and/or MATLAB
  • Calculate centres of gravity and area moments of inertia using established calculation methods and/or MATLAB I
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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ENG103

Teaching

AssessmentMid-semester Test (20%)|Closed Book Exam (50%)|Weekly Assignments (10%)|Laboratory Reports (20%)
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Textbooks

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