Courses & Units

Mechanics of Solids JEE220

Launceston

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Introduction

This is the foundation unit in the study of structures. By applying the knowledge gained in Statics and combining it with the concepts gained in Materials Technology the students are introduced to fundamental theories and techniques required to analyse the state of stress and strain in structural members subjected to external loads.

This knowledge will allow students to perform the engineering calculations required to ensure that a structural member meets strength, stiffness and stability requirements.

Summary

Unit name Mechanics of Solids
Unit code JEE220
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator

Prof Kiril Tenekedjiev

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Apply the concept of static equilibrium to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the internal forces and deformations in common structural members (i.e. tension bar, cable, strut, column, shaft, and beam)

ILO 2 Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of stress, strain, and buckling and apply it to meet strength, stiffness and stability design and construction requirements

ILO 3 Recognize common structural members present in real structures and explain their respective functions

ILO 4 Apply knowledge of material science and solid mechanics in the investigation of the mechanical properties of materials and in the design of structural members and report the process and outcomes to a professional standard in oral and written form.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 030903

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • JEE135
  • Student must have prior knowledge of Materials Technology (JEE125)
    and Engineering Design and Communication (JEE13) or equivalent units.
  • It is strongly recommended that only students who have attempted this unit in Semester 1, 2014, enrol in the 2015 Summer School intensive offering.

Prerequisites

  • JEE135
  • Student must have prior knowledge of Materials Technology (JEE125)  and Engineering Design and Communication (JEE113) or equivalent units.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Semester 1: 3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Laboratory/Workshop as advised.

Summer School Intensive: 3 hours Lectures daily, 1 hour Tutorial daily

Assessment

Tests (online and/or in-class) 75%; Practical project 25%; plus weekly handwritten homework 0%.

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Textbooks

Required

"Mechanics of Materials" by R.C. Hibbler (9th edition, SI)

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