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Unit Overview

Description

This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics with a focus on rigid bodies and mechanisms undergoing general planar motion. Topics include the definition and principles of rigid body mechanics; coordinate systems and reference frames, absolute and relative motion, momentum and work/energy methods, and an introduction to mechanical vibration.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering; Mechanical Engineering major sequences
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) draw properly annotated free body diagrams; (2) use different coordinate systems and reference frames to derive kinematic equations for rigid bodies and mechanisms undergoing planar motion; (3) apply momentum and energy methods to predict the dynamic behaviour of rigid bodies undergoing planar motion; (4) design simple planar mechanisms based on kinematic requirements; (5) determine the vibration characteristics of simple systems; and (6) document an engineering analysis in a manner that other engineers can review and validate.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes

; (2) group project; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jie Pan
Unit rules
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Advisable prior study
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week
workshops: 2 hours per week
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