Engineering Mechanics for Civil Engineers - CVEN1300

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: (MATH1131 or MATH1141) and (PHYS1121 or PHYS1131 or PHYS1141)

Excluded: CVEN1023, MINE1300, MMAN1300

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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An introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with Statics (the equilibrium of objects, structures and fluids) and Dynamics (the mechanics of bodies in motion). Topics include: (i) Statics - 2-D concurrent and non-concurrent force systems; resultant of forces; equilibrium of forces; friction; distributed forces; centre of gravity; centroids; internal actions; analysis of beams (shear force and bending moment diagrams); analysis of frames (determinancy, internal hinges); analysis of trusses (methods of joints and sections); cables; fluid statics including hydrostatic pressure, body forces, buoyancy, stability, and manometry; introduction to three dimensional statics. (ii) Dynamics - Laws governing continuity, energy and momentum; dynamics of particles; planar motion of rigid bodies; simple spring mass systems responding to forces of simple form. (iii) The concepts of stress and strain; principal stresses and an introduction to Mohr's circle of stress.


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