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EG1011 - Statics and Dynamics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Statics: Review of forces and moments: Couples, Equivalent systems. Objects in Equilibrium: Reactions, Static equilibrium, Free-body diagrams. Analysis of Structures: trusses, frames and machines. Distributed loads. Internal Forces and Moments: Bending moment and shear force diagrams. Dynamics: Review of kinematics and kinetics of particles: Curvilinear motion (x/y and n/t) of particles; Relative motion of two particles; Work-energy methods. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies: General plane motion; Relative motion; Kinetics of rigid bodies.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop and practise tactics for problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • to familiarise students with common structures and mechanisms;
  • to provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering statics and dynamics;
  • to provide students with techniques for analysing forces, structures and the performance of mechanisms.
Prerequisites: PH1005 or (Physics and Maths C)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 71 hours - 3 hours lecture, 2 hours tutorial every week. Tutorials commence after first lecture. 2-4 laboratories 2-3 hours - from week 3, schedule advised in first lecture.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Jeremy Gordon.
Workload expectations:
  • 71 hours - 3 hours lecture, 2 hours tutorial every week. Classes commence in first scheduled lecture OR tutorial. 4 laboratories of 2-3 hours from week 3 - schedule advised in first lecture.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

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