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Recommended texts and other resources
- Ugural & Fenster 5th Edition, Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity
- Benham, Crawford and Armstrong, 2nd edition, Mechanics of Engineering Materials
- Juvinall and Marshek, 5th edition, Fundamentals of Machine Component Design
- Budynas, 2nd edition, Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis
- Boresi and Schmidt, 6th edition, Advanced Mechanics of Materials
- Anderson, 3rd edition, Fracture Mechanics
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The end of semester examination will gauge students’ ability to synthesise stress/strain correlations and mathematically model a common engineering design problem, for example, determining the correct geometry of a loaded body to avoid crack propagation (ILO 1 and 2). The exam will assess student’s ability to describe a contemporary issue in biomechanics research (ILO 8). The examination will also evaluate the student’s capacity to model material behaviour, for example, stresses and strains of materials under loading (ILO 3).
The two assignments focus on problem solving in the context of a specific engineering principle presented in the lectures. Students will be expected to analyse an engineering structure using mathematical modelling (ILO 4), and to formulate analytical solutions to loading a loading problem (ILO 5). In so doing, they will expand their capacity to think laterally and gain a degree of independence in the overall learning experience (ILO 6). The small-group problem solving activity (set in laboratory classes) aims to encourage peer-to-peer communication, expression of ideas, team-building, and development of oral skills (ILO 7). In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the group learning experience, the group activity will be assessed based on an inter-group peer-review evaluation and a short self-reflection piece. Feedback for the solution to the problem solving activity will be provided formatively by the lecturer. It is intended that this activity and the feedback prepare students for the two assignments tasks.
Students will be assessed relative to the following criteria:
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution.
- Ability to critically think and critical judge assumptions adopted.
- Ability to interpretation and analysis of data.
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals.
- Ability to reflect on the work of others during group activities.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students will have access to all lecture slides, lecture example problems and worked solutions as well as tutorial problem solutions through the LMS. The LMS will also contain links to electronic resources relevant to the course, publications, and will host active discussion forums where students may interact in a thread-forum-style medium.
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- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 24 January 2023