MECH 3002 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300761

Coordinator Jonathan Vincent Opens in new window

Description This unit builds on the Mechanics of Materials to provide students with knowledge about impacts of deformation, stresses, strains and strength on materials and components essential in understanding how to improve mechanical design. Students' analytic and problem solving skills are developed through analysis of impacts including non-elastic deformation, orientation of the reference axes, and how materials fail. Using knowledge about materials, students evaluate impacts on materials, the mechanisms to control properties of materials, and use mathematical calculations and techniques to determine stresses and strains on simple components. Overall, students develop the capacity to select appropriate materials and improve mechanical design.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MECH 2003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Use mathematical calculations to determine a range of stresses
  2. Use graphical techniques to represent transformation equations for stresses and angles
  3. Evaluate failure of materials in demonstrating knowledge of the relationship between the structure of materials and mechanical properties
  4. Outline the mechanisms associated with creep, fatigue, and stress concentrations
  5. Determine appropriate methods for controlling the properties of materials such as an alloy

Subject Content

Stresses beyond the yield point.
Residual stresses
Use Mohr's stress circle
Failure Theories
Creep and fatigue
Stress concentrations
Alloys, heat treatments and phase diagrams

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation 2 hours (per class) 5 N Individual
Quiz 15 minutes (per Quiz) 20 N Individual
Practical 3 hours (per Practical) 10 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 65 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Peter Lendrum Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Yang An, Peter Lendrum Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Jonathan Vincent Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Jonathan Vincent Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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