2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
SEM200 or SEM223
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester (CAD lab).
Students may be required to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.
2 x 1 hour of classes per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week, and 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.
Students may be required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week (typically week 6).
This unit addresses the following topics: dynamics of machines - kinematics analysis of planar mechanisms, dynamics analysis of planar mechanisms, balancing of rotating machinery; mechanical power transmission systems - gear trains, friction clutches and belt drives; vibrations - lumped parameter models and equivalent systems, free vibration spring-mass model, damped vibration, forced vibration, vibration of multi-degree-of-freedom systems.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this unit successful students can:
Demonstrate application of advanced kinetic and kinematic concepts to various mechanisms both from a practical and theoretical context
Recognise, develop and solve numerical problems related to kinetic and kinematic based mechanisms
Research, analyse, apply and evaluate methods concerning dynamic analysis of machinespower transmission systems and engineering vibrations to a range of engineering scenarios
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a mark of at least 40% in the examination.
Prescribed text(s): Norton, 2020, Design of machinery: an introduction to the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines, 6th edition, McGraw Hill OR Norton, 2011, Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD, 5th edition, McGraw Hill.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEM327 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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