University of Technology Sydney

43014 Applied Mechanics and Design B

6cp; 3hpw, on campus, weekly
Requisite(s): 41054 Applied Mechanics and Design A OR 48620 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering OR 48321 Engineering Mechanics
Anti-requisite(s): 48642 Strength of Engineering Materials

Undergraduate and Postgraduate


Failure of engineered systems leads to increase in costs, downtime in manufacturing and potentially even loss of life. This subject explores some of the many failure modes associated with machine components. It enables students to design and analysis frames and machines for stiffness, strength, fatigue life, fast fracture and other failure modes. Specifically, students perform; external and internal load analysis by applying principles of stress, strain, free body diagrams and equilibrium; selection and sizing of materials and member of appropriate sizes considering the impact of failure modes, including Fatigue, fracture, buckling; referring to relevant standards and codes to assess design for safety; use these theories in conjunction with computational tools to undertake design optimisation and simulation for virtual testing; and undertake experimentation to verify and validate simulation and theoretical results.

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Spring session, City campus

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