MEM30005A
Calculate force systems within simple beam structures (72 HRS)
Nominal Hours: 72  Diploma/Adv Dip: Elective (Group 2)  CompetencyBased
Assessment Plan A: (One Semester: 18 weeks x 2 hrs/wk)
Updated Feb 2015
Task  Topic Links and Videos  Quiz #  Practice iTester 
Assess Moodle 
Lesson schedule 
Assess schedule  Work Load%  Must Pass 
1  Free Body Diagrams  10201  1  3  10  Y  
2  Adding Forces  10202  2  4  10  Y  
3  Equilibrum of Concurrent Forces  10203  3  5  10  Y  
4  3Force Principle and other tricks  10204  45  7  10  Y  
5  Moments  10205  6  8  10  Y  
6  10206  710  12  20  Y  
7  10207  1112  14  15  Y  
8  10208  1314  16  15  Y  
9  Written / Unseen Question Test  Exam        17*     
  TOTAL            100   
CBT = Computer Based Testing: Typically consists of practice mode (iTester) and assessment mode (Moodle).
Exam = Written test submitted on paper, all working shown neatly.
*Where applicable.
ASSESSMENT
(CAUTION: This subject contains most of MEM30006A Stresses, so you should do both together) Assessment is a combination of multiple choice tests, written tests, and submitted reports (print/email).
 Lab Reports: Specification for lab reports. (Including error analysis where required)
 Project Reports: Specification for project reports.
 TESTER
tasks: Computer based learning and assessment using the
TESTER program.
Procedures and rules. For most computerbased assessments, homework must be presented before Tester (exam mode) can be attempted. In some cases, certain programs (e.g. Excel) are excluded from running with Tester during an exam.
When you have completed this unit of competency you will have developed the knowledge and skills to determine the resultant and equilibrant of systems of forces, in one plane, then determine nominal sizes for a simple horizontal beam subject to a combination of uniform and point loadings.
Required Texts
Text book  Subjects  Picture 
Ivanoff, Val Engineering mechanics: An introduction to statics, dynamics and strength of materials McGrawHill. 1996 ISBN 0074702394 RRP $80.95 (June 2009) 

MEM30005A UNIT INFORMATION
Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria
Note: Competencies and topics in RED will be covered (properly) in Stresses MEM30006A.
Students doing both subjects have the advantage of doing it once and getting credit twice.
Students who are doing this subject ONLY will achieve Competency 2 by completing the following five assessments in Stresses MEM30006A.
10301_Simple_Stress
10302_Simple_Elasticity
10303_Bolted_Joints
10304_Welds_and_Vessels
10305_Area_Moments
10306_Bending_Moment
10307_Bending_Stress
10308_Torsion
1.
Determine the
resultant and equilibrant of systems of coplanar forces 
1.1

Calculate the magnitude and
direction of the resultant and equilibrant of coplanar force
systems. 

1.2 
Calculate
the line of action of
a resultant using the principle of Moment. 
2.
Determine nominal
sizes for a simple horizontal beam subject to a combination of uniform
and point loading

2.1 
Support reactions for a simply supported horizontal beam using the equations of equilibrium and including the moment effect of a couple are calculated. 

2.2 
The possible types of failure that need to be considered are determined. 

2.3 
Shear force and bending moment diagrams are drawn. 

2.4 
Bending stress is determined. 

2.5 
Calculations
are completed to
determine the nominal size for the beam. 

2.6 
Factors
of safety are applied
to finalise nominal size of beam. 
Knowledge and Skills
Required skills

Required knowledge

Delivery Plan
1.
Element Systems of
coplanar forces 

2.
Uniform and point
loading 
The following
are duplicated in Stresses MEM30006A

3. Trusses 
(Maxwell
diagram) (TL: Waste of time.)

Teaching and Learning Resources
 Unit Resource Manual for this unit of competency.
 Textbook: Ivanoff, V; Engineering Mechanics; McGrawHill, Sydney, 1996