ENGEN11023B (HAM)
Engineering Mechanics
15 Points
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Convenor(s)
Rachael Tighe
4109
EF.2.01
rachael.tighe@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Larissa Kopf
D.G.01
larissa.kopf@waikato.ac.nz

Rachael Tighe
4109
EF.2.01
rachael.tighe@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about
This paper introduces statics and dynamics to engineering students. The learning outcomes listed show what the students who successfully complete this paper are expected to be able to do, but does not list all the intermediate steps that need to be understood or the skills that need to be gained. In this paper, some simpler concepts and procedures also need to be understood to achieve each of the learning outcomes. Depending on your physics background, some of these intermediate steps may be already familiar to you but for others each step may require consistent work to be understood. Therefore it is important for you to make sure that you put in consistent effort to learn this paper throughout the trimester. If you miss a lecture due to illness or other unavoidable circumstance, you will need to catch up with the material as soon as possible to follow subsequent topics. You are encouraged to practice the examples given during lectures and tutorials to ensure your understanding of the topics and ability to apply the techniques.
Free body diagrams, a fundamental tool for Engineers, are used extensively in the paper. The concepts of equilibrium of rigid bodies is introduced and equilibrium analysis is carried out on structures, such as trusses, and mechanisms, such as lifts. In the statics section of the paper, the equations of equilibrium are used to calculate forces due to applied loads. In the dynamics section of the paper the kinematic relationships (relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration and the relationship between forces and acceleration (Newton's laws of motion)) as well as energy methods are covered.
The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/assets/Uploads/Documents/IEAGraduateAttributesandProfessionalCompetencies2021.1Sept2021.pdf
How this paper will be taught
This paper has four lectures per week. Each lecture is broken into short 'theory' presentations followed by example problems demonstrating application of that theory. Students should attend one tutorial per week all trimester and three guided practical labs earlier in the trimester. Tutorials will help students use this knowledge in assignments and practical labs will see the implementation and advancement of the understanding of the topics. In class assessment will take place during tutorials. After teaching recess students will undertake a group project that further develops understanding and application of knowledge to a complex problem.
The schedule for all items is below. Students should sign up for 1 tutorial stream and 1 lab stream on Moodle by the end of week 1. A Heath and Safety Induction to the lab should also be completed via Moodle by the end of week 1.
Tutorials will run weekly from week 2. Taught labs will run in week 2, 4, & 6. Project labs will run after teaching recess (week 711).
Required Readings
Lecture notes available on Moodle
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assessments
How you will be assessed
Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.
Note: Due to COVID19 and the availability of staff, schedule and/or assessment changes may need to occur, but will be communicated via Moodle and/or in lectures
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.