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AMME1802: Engineering Mechanics

Semester 2, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

The unit aims to provide students with an understanding of and competence in solving statics and introductory dynamics problems in engineering. Tutorial sessions will help students to improve their group work and problem solving skills, and gain competency in extracting a simplified version of a problem from a complex situation. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work in 3D as well as 2D, including the 2D and 3D visualisation of structures and structural components, and the vectorial 2D and 3D representations of spatial points, forces and moments. Introduction to kinematics and dynamics topics includes position, velocity and acceleration of a point; relative motion, force and acceleration, momentum, collisions and energy methods.

Unit details and rules

Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Prohibitions
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CIVL1802 or ENGG1802
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff

Coordinator Ahmad Jabbarzadeh, ahmad.jabbarzadeh@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Ahmad Jabbarzadeh, ahmad.jabbarzadeh@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Tushar Ahmed, tushar.ahmed@sydney.edu.au
Othman Jaber, ojab5289@sydney.edu.au
Daniel Jiayue Yu, jiayue.yu@sydney.edu.au
Sepideh Taheri, sepideh.taheri@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task Weekly Online Quizzes
Online short quizzes held weekly. See Canvas for more details.
20% Multiple weeks 1 week to complete each quiz.
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14 LO15
Online task Long Quiz 1
Written solution to the questions. See the assessment summary for details.
20% Week 04
Due date: 03 Sep 2021 at 17:30

Closing date: 03 Sep 2021
60 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Long Quiz 2
Written solution to the questions. See the assessment summary for details.
30% Week 09
Due date: 15 Oct 2021 at 17:15

Closing date: 15 Oct 2021
90 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO15 LO14 LO9 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4
Online task Long Quiz 3
Written solution to the questions. See the assessment summary for details.
30% Week 13
Due date: 12 Nov 2021 at 17:15

Closing date: 12 Nov 2021
90 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO13 LO12 LO11 LO10
Participation Tutorial Participation
Participation in tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded
0% Weekly 3 hours/week
Outcomes assessed: LO1

Assessment summary

Long Quizzes 80%:

               There will be 3 long quizzes each lasting 1.0-1.5 hours. These will be conducted online on a Friday afternoon in Weeks 4, 9 and 13 (See the timetable and Canvas for exact timing) . The Long Quizzes will be based on the material covered up to and including the previous Friday’s lecture. These Quizzes will be online and links and further details will be available on the Unit of Study Canvas. The students are expected to have access to scanning devices/apps to upload the written solutions. 

  • Long Quiz 1:       5:30-6:30 PM, Friday, 03 September 2021    (Week 4),                              20%        (1.0 hr quiz)
  • Long Quiz 2:       5:15-6:45 PM, Friday, 15 October 2021         (Week 9)                               30%        (1.5 hr quiz)
  • Long Quiz 3:       5:15-6:45 PM, Friday, 12 November 2021     (Week 13)                             30%        (1.5 hr quiz)

 

Note: You should be present 10-15 minutes before the start of the Quiz in preparation for the quiz.

 

Online Quizzes 20%:

              There will be 12 online quizzes released from Week 1 to Week 12. Students will be given one week to independently complete an online Quiz available on Canvas (https://canvas.sydney.edu.au  ). To complete an Online Quiz, go to the Canvas site for AMME1802.  Under “Mastering Engineering”, click the link to “Modules”, and then “Mastering Course Home”. You will be directed to the Online Quizzes. Each Quiz worth 2% of the final mark. However, only the 10 best marks out of the 12 attempted Quizzes will be included in the final mark. A new quiz will be released at 9 AM each Wednesday, and this very Quiz will be closed at 9 AM the following Wednesday.

Assessment criteria

Assessment marks for all problems will be based upon:

  • The layout of the solution and diagrams (communication)
  • Solution method (clearly showing the students understanding of principles)
  • Correct answer

 

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

This unit has an exception to the standard University policy or supplementary information has been provided by the unit coordinator. This information is displayed below:

Late submission for Online Quizzes is not possible.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks On average 6 hours of independent study during each week of the semester should be spent by the students towards the learning outcome targeted by the lectures and tutorials. This includes time for reading the textbook and lecture notes before and after the lectures. Reading the problem sets before and after the tutorials, and attempting the weekly online quizzes. Independent study (78 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8 LO9 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13 LO14 LO15
Week 01 Introduction, Vectors, Newton’s Laws Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2
Forces, Moments Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 02 The couple, resultants Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to the unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
3D force systems Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 03 Moments and Couples in 3D Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4
Resultants in 3D Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 04 Revision: 2D&3D examples Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Equilibrium in 2D Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 05 Equilibrium in 2D (continued) Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Equilibrium in 3D Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5
Week 06 Plane Trusses, Method of Joints, Method of Sections Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Method of Sections & Frames and Machines Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 07 Revision: Trusses, Frames and Machines, equilibrium examples Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Centre of Mass and Centroids Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO8
Week 08 Centre of Mass and Centroids (continued); Beams- external effects Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO8 LO9
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO4 LO8 LO9
Types of Friction, Dry Friction, Flexible belts Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO7 LO14 LO15
Week 09 Revision: Centroids and Friction Lecture (1 hr) LO8 LO9 LO14 LO15
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO14 LO15
Introduction, Rectilinear motion, Plane Curvilinear Motion Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO10
Week 10 Introduction, Rectilinear motion, Plane Curvilinear Motion Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO10
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO10
Rectangular coordinates, other coordinate systems Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO10
Week 11 Relative Motion & Revision Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO10
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO10
Kinetics of Particles, Force Mass and Acceleration: Newton’s Second Law, Equation of Motion, Rectilinear and Curvilinear Motion Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO11
Week 12 Work and Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO11 LO13
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO4 LO11
Impulse, Linear Momentum and Impact Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO11 LO12 LO13
Week 13 Revision Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13
WORK ON TUTORIAL PROBLEMS. Refer to unit outline in Canvas for the list of designated problems for each week. Enrollment in either an online tutorial or face-to-face tutorial is available from timetabling unit. Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded. If you are not at the correct tutorial ( see timetable), you will be marked absent. For each tutorial hour that you miss you will be penalized 1% from your final mark. ( Can not miss more than 4 hours) Tutorial (3 hr) LO1 LO10 LO12 LO13
Revision Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO4 LO10 LO11 LO12 LO13

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance at tutorial sessions is compulsory and will be recorded.  If you are not at the correct tutorial (as per your University generated timetable), you will be marked absent.  For each tutorial hour that you miss, you will be penalised 1% of your final mark. If you miss more than 10% of the tutorials (4 hours for the semester), you will not have met the attendance requirements and may fail the unit of study with a maximum mark of 45%.

In case you have missed a tutorial due to circumstances covered by the Special Consideration Policy. Please apply for Special Considerations.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

Unit of Study References:

Texts required:

J.L. Meriam and L.G. Kraige Engineering Mechanics, Wiley.  Volume 1, STATICS (SI version), 8th Edition

J.L. Meriam and L.G. Kraige Engineering Mechanics, Wiley.  Volume 2, DYNAMICS (SI version), 8th Edition

For students wanting to purchase both textbooks in print, it is recommended that you purchase this from The University of Sydney Co-op Bookshop. Students wanting to purchase the E-Text can do so at:

Statics: http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/engineering-mechanics-statics-8th-edition-si-version/

Dynamics: http://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/engineering-mechanics-dynamics-8th-si-version/

 

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply a logical approach for solving a complex engineering problem
  • LO2. Express forces and moments as vectors
  • LO3. Calculate the resultant force and moment for 2D and 3D systems
  • LO4. Draw a correct free body diagram for any engineering entity
  • LO5. Calculate the value of unknown forces and moments acting on any three dimensional object from the equilibrium equations
  • LO6. Calculate the force in an internal member of a simple structure
  • LO7. Calculate the forces acting as a result of two objects in contact
  • LO8. Find the centre of mass or centroid of an object
  • LO9. Calculate reaction forces under the action of distributed forces for different structures
  • LO10. Calculate the trajectory for a particle in space
  • LO11. Determine the forces acting on an object undergoing acceleration
  • LO12. Use momentum principles to determine the forces and motion of objects undergoing collisions
  • LO13. Use energy methods to determine the kinematics of a particle under conservative forces
  • LO14. Determine the friction force in dry contacts
  • LO15. Understand how friction force develops between flexible belts and ropes in contact with other surfaces

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

The unit was delivered for 12 weeks in 2020. In 2021, we will deliver this unit over 13 weeks. We have also incorporated changes to the ways students receive feedback regarding to their performance in various assessments, including personalized messages and feedback from the unit coordinator.

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