The main objective of this unit is to develop the student's ability to analyse objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying rigid body mechanics. Students will gain an appreciation of the multiple applications of statics to different areas of engineering and the knowledge gained in this unit will lay the foundation for the study of more advanced units such as dynamics, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.
|Unit name||Engineering Statics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering|
|Coordinator||Professor Andrew Chan|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- Calculate reactions acting on particles and rigid bodies using free body diagrams and equilibrium equations.
- Analyse members that are subjected to systems of forces and moments to enable the construction of axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams.
- Determine forces acting on individual members of frames, machines and trusses.
- Determine the centroids, 2nd moments and product of area and inertial properties of various areas and simple objects.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ENG103|JEE135
3 x 60 minute lecture weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 3 x 120 to 180 minute practicals
|Assessment||Problem-solving challenges (10%)|Class tests (20%)|Laboratories (20%)|External Exam (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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