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.
|Unit name||Mechanics of Solids|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
Prof Kiril Tenekedjiev
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|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.
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.
- Student must have prior knowledge of Materials Technology (JEE125) and Engineering Design and Communication (JEE113) or equivalent units.
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
Tests (online and/or in-class) 75%; Practical project 25%; plus weekly handwritten homework 0%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
"Mechanics of Materials" by R.C. Hibbler (9th edition, SI)
Booktopia textbook links
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