Strength of Engineering Materials

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strength of Engineering Materials

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    48331 Mechanics of Solids

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject draws on, and brings together, the knowledge and skills developed in earlier subjects such as 48620 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, 60101 Chemistry and Materials Science, and 48331 Mechanics of Solids. It also prepares students for the more dedicated design subjects to come and exposes them to practical aspects of mechanical engineering design. The objectives are that students should be able to: understand, describe and use the methodology of modelling material properties and behaviour; understand and describe the fundamental differences in the behaviour of different types of materials; understand and describe how and why things fail; realise the importance of material selection in engineering design; predict, or design to avoid, failure given the material, environment and loading conditions; and use analytical skills in stress analysis and knowledge of material properties in mechanical design. Topics include: the use of stress analysis and material properties in materials selection and mechanical design; stress analysis ? revise concept of normal and shear stress; combined stress; structures and m/c components; impact; material behaviour ? time dependent material properties; strength; failure modes ? theories, criteria for static failure (e.g. Tresca, von Mises, Mohr), fracture, creep, and fatigue; and strain energy methods.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Describe the mechanical design process as it applies machine elements;
    2. Describe how and why structures and machine components fail;
    3. Determine the stress and strain in a machine component;
    4. Realise the importance of stress analysis and material selection in machine element design;
    5. Predict, or design to avoid, failure given the material, environment and loading conditions; and
    6. Use their analytical skills in stress analysis and their knowledge of material properties in mechanical design.
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.) [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.5 ] (A.5)
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)
    Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.2)
    Demonstrate research skills [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.4, 2.1] (B.6)
    Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.2,2.3, 2.4] (C.2)
    Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.1,2.2] (C.3)
    Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.2] (E.1)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    This subject includes two 1.5 hour lectures per week. There are three quizzes and two lab reports.
    This subject is a typical 6cp subject and therefore assumes 9 hours per week, for an average student aiming to pass the subject.
    As a student in this subject you are expected to attend all the lectures and keep a good manner in the lecture room. You are also expected to competently organize your time and to participate actively in team work.
    You should understand the principles first and then follow a detailed procedure to solve the problem.
    You are expected to develop your critical-thinking abilities on the completion of this subject.
    Content
    Three main topic areas are dealt with the use of stress analysis and material properties in machine element design. These are aspects of stress analysis, material properties and behaviour, and failure modes and criteria.
    Material behaviour
    Material properties (revision)
    Material selection
    Strain analysis
    Deformation and strain in structures and machine components
    Strain energy methods
    Stress analysis
    revise concept of normal and shear stress
    combined stress
    stresses in structures and machine components
    impact
    Failure Modes
    Theories/criteria for yield
    Fracture
    Fatigue
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1:
    Problem solving tasks
    Intent:
    Problem solving tasks that aim to evaluate the students? ability to perform stress analysis, failure analysis, and to solve impact loading and statically indeterminate problems. The other associated aims are to develop students? analytical skills in stress analysis and their knowledge of material properties and failure modes in mechanical design.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, B.2, B.6, C.2, C.3 and E.1
    Type: Quiz/test
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 30%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Accuracy of application of theoretical knowledge, concepts and procedures addressed in course materials to different contexts 33 1, 3, 6 B.1, C.2, C.3
    Effective and logical development of system thinking ability and problem solving skills. 33 3, 4, 5 A.5, B.1, B.2, B.6
    Clarity of presentations and quality of detail and refinement (spelling, grammar, structure, cover sheet, table of contents, references and clarity which their diagrams or models convey) 34 1, 2 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Lab work & reports
    Intent:
    Lab work and reports are to develop students? ability to interpret and analyse measured data and given information related to mechanical properties of materials and communicate effectively. By writing lab reports, students will demonstrate and apply theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering materials to different contexts, and also understand how to perform experimental stress analysis.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, C.2, C.3 and E.1
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Interpretation and analysis of measured data and information 50 3, 4, 5, 6 B.1, C.2, C.3
    Completeness of explanation, clarity of communication, good presentation and structure of the report 50 2, 6 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Final exam
    Intent:
    The main aim of the final exam is to provide students with a comprehensive review of stress analysis, failure and fatigue analysis, statically indeterminate problems, strain energy and impact loading. The other aim is to develop students? analytical skills in strength of engineering materials for machine element design.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, B.2, C.2, C.3 and E.1
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 50%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Depth of analysis, technical proficiency and accuracy of representation of the knowledge of material behaviour, stress analysis and failure theories. 33 1, 2, 3, 4 B.1, C.2, C.3
    Demonstration of effective system thinking ability and problem solving skills. 33 3, 4 A.5, B.1, B.2
    Completeness of explanation and clarity of communication 34 2, 5, 6 E.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Minimum requirements
    A pass in this subject is 50% provided the following conditions are met:
    a reasonable attempt has been made at more than 2/3rds of class work and lab reports; and,
    a mark of at least 50% is obtained in the final exam.

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