University of Technology Sydney

48321 Engineering Mechanics

6cp; 10hpw (1x workshop; 1x tutorial session) weekly
Requisite(s): 33130c Mathematics 1 AND 68037c Physical Modelling
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Anti-requisite(s): 48620 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering



The subject aims to assist students to acquire a fundamental understanding of static equilibrium concepts commonly used in analysis and design of engineered structures. It also aims to develop their skills in analysing simple structures such as statically determinate beams and trusses, subjected to various loading and support conditions. On completion of this subject, students should be able to apply static equilibrium conditions as tools to analyse simple structures, and have developed an appreciation of design in civil engineering. The principles developed in this subject form the basis of structural analysis and design. This subject introduces students to the fundamental aspects that are a basis for subsequent fields of dynamics in civil engineering such as fluid mechanics, hydraulics and road design.

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