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Unit Overview

Description

This unit provides students with the engineering skills to analyse the dynamic behaviour of various mechanical components, mechanisms and machines. Both planar and three-dimensional dynamics are considered, including gyroscopic behaviour.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Automation and Robotics Engineering; Mechanical Engineering major sequences
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) analyse the mobility and kinematics of planar and spatial mechanisms; (2) analyse the dynamic behaviour of rotating machinery including gyroscops; (3) apply momentum and energy methods to dynamical systems; (4) design mechanisms that meet specific performance criteria; (5) work effectively in a team and take responsibility for team outcomes; and (6) communicate findings effectively and concisely in written, oral and visual forms.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group reports; (2) preparation for workshops; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the final examination component.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Karol Miller
Unit rules
Prerequisites
CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation (ID 343)
and MECH2004 Engineering Mechanics 2 (ID 8062) and Course Enrolment
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines (ID 436)
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week
workshops: 2 hours per week
laboratories: 15 hours per semester
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.