This unit covers the analysis of materials for their suitable use in the construction of electrical equipment. It encompasses working safely apply extensive knowledge of materials and their properties as they relate to equipment construction and operation, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting findings, solutions and providing alternatives.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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UEENEEE101A - Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

UEENEEE161A - Analyse static and dynamic parameters of electrical equipment


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - structure of metals, polymers and ceramics; - interpretation of phase equilibrium and isothermal transformation diagrams; - heat treatment processes of low carbon steel, high carbon steel and tool steel as well as non-ferrous metals such as aluminium and copper; - properties and specifications of metal and non-metal materials; - common failures in materials; - determining normal stresses, strains and deformations caused by axial load; - sheer stress on bolted connections; - failures in fillet welds and determine appropriate weld size and length required on welded connections; - centroid and second moment of gyration of plain figures; - sheer force and bending moment diagrams for supported and cantilever beams subjected to vertical point loads and UDLs; - bending stress in beams; - deflection of beams subjected to loads; - torque distribution diagrams and calculation of torsional sheer stress and angle of twist on circular shafts subjected to torque, and; - coefficient of linear expansion to determine thermal stress in single members caused by restrain and changes in temperature.

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