# MECH06006 2019 Engineering Mechanics 102

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**Description**

The student will learn how to analyse two-dimensional framed structures using graphical and analytical means. In addition, the student will learn how to analyse simple beams and draw shear force and bending moment diagrams.

### Learning Outcomes

*On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;*

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Calculate reactions for simple statically determinate beams and frames

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Analyse simple framed structures using graphical and analytical methods

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Analyse simple beams carrying point loads and uniformly distributed loads

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Draw and dimension shear force and bending moment diagrams for simple beams

### Teaching and Learning Strategies

1. Lectures with learners practising problems under lecturer's supervision

2. Practical class where learners have opportunity to practice problems alone but with lecturer's assistance, if required.

### Module Assessment Strategies

1. 2 hour written final exam

2. 1 hour mid-semester assessment

3. Submission of practical copy

### Repeat Assessments

Learners may repeat terminal exam at the autumn sitting and if repeat CA is required learners may re-submit practical copy before the autumn repeat.

### Indicative Syllabus

1. Solution of forces in trusses by resolution at joints.

2. Bow's notation and graphical solutions.

3. Non-concurrent coplanar forces. Moments. Couples. Method of sections.

4. Simple beams. Concentrated point loads. Uniformly distributed loads. Shear force and bending moment diagrams

**Indicative Practicals**

1. Graphical constructions for the solution of framed structures using Bow's notation

2. Method of sections for solution of framed structures

3. Shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams carrying point loads

4. Shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams carrying uniformly distributed loads

### Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

**Coursework & Continuous Assessment**

**End of Semester / Year Formal Exam**

### Coursework Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Written exam (1 hour) | Continuous Assessment | Closed Book Exam | 10 % | Week 24 | 1,2,3 |

2 | Practical evaluation | Practical | Written Report | 30 % | Week 30 | 1,2,3,4 |

### End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title | Type | Form | Percent | Week | Learning Outcomes Assessed | |
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1 | Terminal exam | Final Exam | Closed Book Exam | 60 % | Week 30 | 1,2,3,4 |

### Full Time Mode Workload

Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Lecture | Flat Classroom | Theory | 3 | Weekly | 3.00 |

Laboratory Practical | Flat Classroom | Graphical and analytical problem solving | 1 | Weekly | 1.00 |

Independent Learning | Not Specified | Graphical and analytical problem solving | 3 | Weekly | 3.00 |

### Online Learning Mode Workload

Type | Location | Description | Hours | Frequency | Avg Workload |
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Lecture | Not Specified | Theory | 3 | Weekly | 3.00 |

Laboratory Practical | Not Specified | Graphical and analytical problem solving | 1 | Weekly | 1.00 |

Independent Learning | Not Specified | Graphical and analytical problem solving | 3 | Weekly | 3.00 |

### Required & Recommended Book List

**Required Reading**

2016-03-11

*Basic Structures*John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 1118950879 ISBN-13 9781118950876

Basic Structures provides the student with a clear explanation of structural concepts, using many analogies and examples. Real examples and case studies show the concepts in use, and the book is well illustrated with full colour photographs and many line illustrations, giving the student a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. With many worked examples and tutorial questions, the book serves as an ideal introduction to the subject.

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2015-12-21

*How Structures Work*John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 9781119012276 ISBN-13 1119012279

Structural engineering is central to the design of a building. How the building behaves when subjected to various forces - the weight of the materials used to build it, the weight of the occupants or the traffic it carries, the force of the wind etc - is fundamental to its stability. The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is therefore critical to the successful design and completion of the buildings and infrastructure that surrounds us. Yet structure is often cloaked in mathematics which many architects and surveyors find difficult to understand. How Structures Work has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way without resorting to complex mathematics. This new edition includes a new chapter on construction materials, and significant revisions to, and reordering of the existing chapters. It is aimed at all who require a good qualitative understanding of structures and their behaviour, and as such will be of benefit to students of architecture, architectural history, building surveying and civil engineering. The straightforward, non-mathematical approach ensures it will also be suitable for a wider audience including building administrators, archaeologists and the interested layman.

**Required Reading**

2001

*Introduction to Structural Mechanics*Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN 0333962559 ISBN-13 9780333962558

Teaching the fundamental principles of structures via simple explanations of the theory and numerous worked examples, this text assumes little or no prior experience in the subject matter.

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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOZfX_TaWAEzhyvNT1e9jbmTt4Eqo8C0

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws

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