ENCN231-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Solid Mechanics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

Introduction to solid and structural mechanics: analysis of statically determinate structures; stress and strain; behaviour of beams and columns; analysis of deformations; torsion.

This course introduces emerging civil and natural resources engineers to the concepts of solid mechanics. The aim is to provide the fundamentals for the analysis of problems involving statically determinate bodies and loadings. The course develops the concepts and analysis of engineering stress and strain, pressure vessels, torsion, simple constitutive and failure theories, and bending.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

- Calculate and plot internal forces and moments: axial forces, shear forces, bending moments, and torques;

- Define and compute engineering stresses and strains in solid bodies for different loadings and combinations of loadings

- Qualitatively describe the deformation of solid bodies under various loadings

- Use Mohr's circle to determine stress and strain transformations, principal components and maximum shear components

- Explain and apply simple constitutive and failure theories

- Apply the integration and moment area methods to calculate deflections of statically determinant beams

- Explain the assumptions and limitations inherent in analytical techniques for solid body mechanics

- Analyse and interpret experimental data and use experimental data to explore and communicate how the assumptions and techniques of solid mechanics apply in the context of non-idealised conditions

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry

Restrictions

ENCI230, ENCI234

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 08:00 - 09:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A3 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
02 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
05 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
07 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
08 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 1 May - 7 May
09 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
10 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
11 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
12 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
13 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
14 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
15 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
16 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Civil - Mech E117 Model Structures Lab 8 May - 14 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 225 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 329 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 329 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 121 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 121 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
07 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 18:30 - 20:30 Rata 222 & 223 Drawing Office 27 Mar - 2 Apr
02 Monday 18:30 - 20:30 E5 Lecture Theatre 27 Mar - 2 Apr
03 Monday 18:30 - 20:30 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 27 Mar - 2 Apr

Course Coordinator

Christopher McGann

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
final exam 70%
Online Quizzes (6x5) 30%


The assessment for this course will comprise three main components – a test, a final exam, and assignments.

Quizzes are held on LEARN each week, and will cover material up to that point in the course with a focus on the specific material in lectures for that week. Quizzes cannot be made up if missed for any reason and special consideration is not applicable as they are worth < 10% individually.

The final quiz grade will comprise the top 8/10 quiz marks to allow students to miss up to two quizzes without any effect on their course grade. Quizzes will come available each Monday and will be due as posted on LEARN. Quizzes are designed to assess mastery of key concepts and should not take more than 1 hour to complete.

Homework problems are posted for each week on LEARN. These problems are not assessed, they are for your own practice and self-study. Numerical answers will be made available, and worked solutions will be posted at the end of the weekly quiz period.

Mid Term Test

Students will be offered an equivalent alternative test in order to demonstrate their true unimpaired level of mastery of the learning objectives. The alternative test will be held in Week 7. The mark on this alternative test will replace the original test mark in the course grade calculation unless a student declines or does not respond to the offer of the alternative exam, in which case the original mark will be used. Students will not be advised of their original mark as part of this process.

Lab Assignment:

An extension will be granted for evidence-supported requests. Extensions will typically be for up to one week, but the duration will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students seeking an extension must contact the course coordinator as soon as possible with evidence of their situation. Requests that come after the due date will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Final Exam:

Students will be offered an equivalent alternative exam in order to demonstrate their true unimpaired level of mastery of the learning objectives. The alternative exam will be held in the week following the exam period. The mark on the alternative exam will replace the original exam mark in the course grade calculation unless a student declines or does not respond to the offer of the alternative exam, in which case the original mark will be used. Students will not be advised of their original mark as part of this process.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Beer, Johnston, Dewolf and Mazurek; Mechanics of Materials ; 7th; McGraw Hill, 2014.

Additional Course Outline Information

Where to submit and collect work

Lab assignments must be submitted to the applicable assignment drop box on LEARN by 5.00 pm, three weeks after the allocated laboratory section. Late submissions will incur a 20% penalty per day late. Further instructions for the lab assignment are available on LEARN and on the provided lab assignment sheet.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering .

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