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BTEC HND in Civil Engineering

Unit / Module

Unit 09: Engineering Mechanics

Assessment

Assignment

Lecturer

Eng. M. Galagedara

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MT/HNDCV/07/___

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On
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P1.1
P1.2
P1.3
P1.5
P2.1
P2.2
P2.3
M1
M2
M3
D1
D2
D3
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Important Information for Students

The criteria each task relates to are shown against that task where possible.

Please note that plagiarism is treated as a serious offence and therefore the work you
produce must be individual and original although may work in groups in some instances
(Please refer to Student Handbook on Plagiarism & Cheating).

All sources of information must be referenced using Harvard referencing where a


reference list/Bibliography should be included at the end of the assignment.

Please note that the submission date given for this assignment is the final date that you can
hand over the assignment. A one week grace period maybe extended with prior approval
from the Program Manager Undergraduate. However, note that submissions handed
in one week late will be graded lower (Please refer to the Student Handbook on
Assessments - Late Submissions & Penalties).

Assignments returned to students for re-working must be re-submitted within 10 days


(Please refer to Student Handbook on Assignments Re-submission).

Failure to re-submit the previously marked assignment with the re-submitted assignment
will mean that results cannot be released for the respective unit.

Please read, follow and reference both the contents of the unit outline and the grading
criteria of the assignment before completing this assignment.

Report Structure
Paper Size

A4

Printing or hand written

Single Side

Font
Font size
Line spacing

Times New Roman


12
1.15 pt

Diagrams

Where diagrams are need draw them clearly and to a sufficiently large scale.

Colours

No limitation

Presenting format

As a report. However, give brief answers in point form wherever possible.

Referencing

Use Harvard style of referencing (A software package such as zotero can help
you to reduce repetitive work significantly)

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Plagiarism:
While research and discussion are an essential part of an assignment, the deliberate copying of
someone elses work or unacknowledged copying from printed or electronic sources is NOT
permitted. You may be subject to disciplinary procedure if you do this. You should sign this sheet
to show that you comply with these regulations.
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Section A
Scenario I
Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which opened in 2007, on
the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 20022003. The stadium
hosts major football matches including the FA Cup Final and home matches of the England national
football team. It was designed by HOK Sport and Foster and Partners, it includes a partially
retractable roof and the 134-metre-high (440 ft) Wembley Arch. The stadium was built by
Australian firm Multiplex at a cost of 798 million. This special design of the roof structure has
made the stadium a perfect place with almost no disturbance to view. (Wembley_Stadium, 2016).

Figure 1: The Wembley Arch

Task 1 (P1.1) (D3)


Following structure is a 2- dimensional arch which can be used in a similar application as
above. The joints all lie on radial lines subtending angles of 15 as indicated, and the curved
members act as two-force members. Distance DC = OA = DB = R.
1.1 How do you analyze the curved members
1.2 Determine the reactions at the points A and B
1.3 Determine the force in member DG and FC of the compound truss.

Figure 2: A 2D Arch Schematic Diagram

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Task 2 (P1.2)
Complex pulley systems were heavily used in fixing the Wembley Arch at the correct
position. They were easily handled with a systematic equilibrium analysis.

Figure 3: A Pulley Syatem

A 450-lb crate is to be supported by the rope-and-pulley arrangement shown in figure 3.


2.1 Determine the magnitude and direction of the force F that should be exerted on the
free end of the rope.
2.2 Determine the reactions acting on each pulley and their respective directions.

Figure 4: A Pulley System Schematic Diagram

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Task 3 (P1.3)
The some of the special stress members in the structure have cross sectional shapes as
shown in the figure below. Determine, by direct integration, the coordinate of the
centroidof the area shown. The Cartesian equation for the curvature is given in the figure 5
itself.

Figure 5: Ctoss Section of a Stress Member

Task 4 (P1.4)
Some brackets of the structure have the following cross sectional shape. For the plane area
shown, determine;
4.1
4.2
4.3

The first moments with respect to the x and y axes,


The location of the centroid.
Validate the final result using a computer software. (i.e. a CAD software such as
AutoCAD, SolidWorks etc.)

Figure 6: Cross Section of a Bracket

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Task 5 (P1.5)
The section shown is formed by lacing together two C200 27:9 channel sections. They are
used in the same structure mentioned in this scenario. Determine the distance for which
the moments of inertia of the section about theandaxes are equal. Neglect the moment of
inertia of the lattice bars that are indicated by the dashed lines.

Figure 7: C200 27:9 channel sections

Section B
Task 6 (P2.1)
A 10 kg package drops from a chute into a 24 kg cart with a velocity of 3 m/s. Knowing that
the cart is initially at rest and can roll freely, determine
6.1 The final velocity of the cart,
6.2 The impulse exerted by the cart on the package, and
6.3 The fraction of the initial energy lost in the impact.

Figure 8: Package Falling on to Cart

Task 7 (P2.2)
Pen P of the flatbed plotter traces the curve y = x3/2, where x and y are measured in mm.
When x = 1000 mm, the speed of slider A is 200 mm/s. For this position, calculate
7.1 The speed of P; and
7.2 The normal component of theacceleration of P.

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Figure 9: Flatbed Plotter

Task 8 (P2.3) (M1)


The rigid body is rotating about the y-axis. In the position shown in Fig. (a), the angular
velocity and angular acceleration of the body are as specified in the figure. All the other
required details are given in the figure itself. Determine the velocity and acceleration
vectors of point A in this position using;
8.1
8.2

Vector equations; and


Scalar equations.

Figure 10: Rotating Mechanism

References

Wembley_Stadium.
(2016,
03
04).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wembley_Stadium

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from

Wikipedia:

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Outcome and assessment criteria
P1.1

Draw a static force system for a given civil engineering structure

P1.2

Calculate the forces in a given pulley system

P1.3

Determinecentroidofcompositebodiesusedincivilengineeringstructures

P1.4

Determine first moment of area of composite bodies

P1.5

Determine second moment of area of composite bodies

P2.1

Solve particle motion problems for civil engineering applications

P2.2

Solve linear and rotational rigid body motion problems

P2.3

Use impulse momentum theory to solve civil engineering structural problems

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Merit descriptors

Indicative characteristics

Contextualized Evidence

In order to achieve a merit


The learners evidence shows:
the learner must:

To achieve the grade you


will need to:

M1 Identify and apply


strategies to find
appropriate solutions
M1

Use
a
mathematical
approach to find the
solution for Task 8.

M2 Select/design
and
apply
appropriate
methods/techniques
M2

M3 Present
and
communicate
appropriate findings
M3

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Effective judgments have been


made
Complex problems with more
than one variable have been
explored
An effective approach to study and
research has been applied
Relevant theories and techniques
have been applied
A range of methods and techniques
have been applied
A range of sources of information
has been used
The selection of methods and
techniques/sources has
been
justified
The design of methods/techniques
has been justified
Complex information/data has been
synthesized and processed
Appropriate
learning
methods/techniques have been
applied
The appropriate structure and
approach has been used
Coherent, logical development of
principles/concepts for the intended
audience
A range of methods of presentation
have been used and technical
language has been accurately used
Communication has taken place in
familiar and unfamiliar contexts
The communication is appropriate
for
familiar
and
unfamiliar
audiences and appropriate media
have been used

Use at least Five reliable


sources of information to
answer this assignment.
Student need to provide
references
and
in-text
citations as evidence.

Use an appropriate structure


and approach throughout the
report. Use clear diagrams
and communicate your ideas
and solutions clearly.
Font and formatting
Table of contents
References (Harvard ref.)
Captions
for
the
diagrams and tables
Numbering system
Page numbers will be
evaluated.

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Distinction descriptors
In order to achieve a
distinctionthe learner must:
D1 Use critical reflection
to evaluate own work
and
justify
valid
conclusions
D1

Indicative characteristics

The learners evidence shows:

D2 Take responsibility for


managing
and
organizing activities
D2

D3 Demonstrate
convergent/lateral/crea
tive thinking
D3

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Contextualized Evidence
To achieve the grade you will
need to:

Conclusions have been arrived at Validate the result by using a


through synthesis of ideas and software by determining the
have been justified
centroid in Task 4.3.
The validity of results has been
evaluated using defined criteria
Self-criticism of approach has
taken place
Realistic improvements have been
proposed against defined
characteristics for success
Autonomy/independence
has Make sure any content of
been demonstrated
the report including text,
Substantial activities, projects or
diagrams,
images,
investigations have been planned,
equations,
and
managed and organized
explanations, should not be
Activities have been managed
similar, in context, to the
The
unforeseen
has
been
content of the report of
accommodated
another individual.
The
importance
of
interdependence
has
been Avoid direct copying of
recognized and achieved
information
from
the
electronic or other sources.
Ideas have been generated and Perform Task 1.1 with proper
decisions taken
explanations.
Self-evaluation has taken place
Convergent and lateral thinking
have been applied
Problems have been solved
Innovation and creative thought
have been applied
Receptiveness to new ideas is
evident
Effective thinking has taken
place in unfamiliar contexts

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Criteria

Assignment

P1.1

P1.2

P1.3

P1.4

P1.5

P2.1

P2.2

P2.3

M1

M2

M3

D1

D2

D3

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