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CIVL9802: Statics

2024 unit information

Unit will focus on Engineering Statics, covering topics such as resolution of forces and moments, free body diagrams, support reactions, equilibrium in rigid bodies, trusses frames and machines, method of sections, method of joints, centroids, distributed forces, vibrations and friction. There will be extensive use of both 2D and 3D examples and solution methods by either resolution in the principle axes or by using vectors. Its main aim is to prepare students for 2nd year civil units such as Structural Mechanics.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Civil Engineering

Code CIVL9802
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENGG9802
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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 action of distributed forces for different structures
  • LO10. calculate internal effects such as shear force and bending moment in beams under loading
  • LO11. solve problems involving friction.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive January 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Intensive July 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive January 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Intensive July 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Intensive July 2022
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Intensive July 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

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