This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply advanced dynamics to solve problems common to all engineering fields. This includes friction, centrifugal force, balancing, mechanical vibrations, impulse, momentum, impact, systems of bodies in motion, and simple, compound and epicyclic gearing.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the associated performance criteria, including required skills and knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. Specifically they must be able to: - Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range - Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as described in this unit; - Demonstrate a representative body of performance criteria within a timeframe typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment; and -Demonstrate the application of finite element analysis This includes: - modelling a wide range of shapes and structures; - choice of element type and control of element shape so as to minimise calculation errors; - effective use of library files; - selection of efficient modelling techniques including importation of geometry from other software packages; - application of appropriate boundary conditions; - verification of results; - presentation of results, including software generated graphics, in a form useful to others; - ability to identify areas of excessive stress and/or deformation and to recommend modifications.

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