This is the foundation unit in the study of structures. By applying the knowledge gained in Engineering Statics, 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.
In addition to learning the theoretical bases of structural analysis, students will also develop their applied/practical structural engineering skills by taking part in a problem-based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.
|Unit name||Mechanics of Solids|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Damon Howe|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Calculate stress and strain in common structural members.
- Interpret stress and strain to make sound engineering design decisions.
- Practice the fundamentals of teamwork required in the engineering discipline.
- Analyse modes of failure to evaluate structural design requirements.
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PrerequisitesJEE135 or KAA110
1 x 2-hr Workshop Weekly (13 Weeks)
1 x 1-hr Workshop Weekly (13 Weeks)
1 x 1-hr Tutorial Weekly (13 Weeks)
|Assessment||Class Test 1 (10%)|Class Test 2 (10%)|Weekly Tutorial Assignments (10%)|Structural Project (30%)|Final Exam (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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