# Solid Mechanics

Unit code: NEC2102 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
NEF1102 - Engineering Physics 1
NEF1205 - Engineering Fundamentals
NEM1001 - Algebra and Calculus
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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## Overview

Solid Mechanics is a fundamental subject in engineering and its principles and concepts provide a foundation for further learning in both broad and specialised engineering contexts. Engineers are required to design or analyse a variety of elements, components or structures that are often exposed to different loading conditions. An abstract and practical understanding of the mechanics of materials is therefore required. The abstract concepts of equilibrium and the compatibility of external and internal deformation in particular must be understood by every engineer.

### Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Calculate internal actions in a member including forces and, moments, and derive associated diagrams;
2. Evaluate centroids, centre of gravity, and moment of inertia of engineering cross-sections;
3. Determine the various types of stresses present in a structure, incorporating the mechanical properties of engineering materials;
4. Deduce principle stresses and strains using Mohr's circle and transformation formulas;
5. Analyse the deflection of engineering beams and shafts, and failure modes of compression members;
6. Formulate and solve problems by undertaking basic engineering analysis and write technical reports.

## Assessment

### For Melbourne campuses

###### Assessment type: Assignment
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Individual Homework Problems
###### Assessment type: Project
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Group Project Report
###### Assessment type: Test
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Tests (2) (Individual) (25% each)