Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG251
Subject Name Mechanics of Solids
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites ENGG152 OR ENGG102
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Quizzes 30% i, ii & iv Practicals 10% iii Final examination 60% i ii and iv
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Enrol via SOLS. Must attend tutorials from week 1.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2L, 2T, 2P
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Cheng Lu
Muhammad Hadi
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Cheng Lu
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Stress on a section, concept of stress-strain relationship and Hooke's Law. Torsion of shafts and hollow sections. Problems in bending and stress of beams. Analysis of plane stress and plane strain, combined stresses. Elasticity and plasticity for metals, and inelastic behaviour of non metals. Failure theories. Beam deflections and simple column buckling. Thermal stresses and strain energy concept. Experimental techniques. Recommended minimum preparation is Engineering Mechanics (Statics), Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Materials.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Have a general understanding of the concepts and methods of mechanics of materials and elementary structural analysis.
2. Be able to solve problems involving elementary stress and strain, deflections, design loads and column stability;
3. Develop elementary skills in experimental mechanics;
4. Understand and observe basic behaviour of structural elements.

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