Apply intermediate principles of marine mechanics

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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Apply principle of moments to determine forces in supports, connections, bearings and support systems


Equilibrium of solids is explained


Polygon of forces is applied to determine an unknown force


Principle of moments is applied to solve moments of any quantity


Resultant of a system of co-planer forces is calculated


Twisting moment due to engine crank mechanisms is calculated


Moments of areas and solids are calculated


Perform friction calculations


Laws of friction are applied to solve problems involving friction in inclined planes


Coefficient of friction is converted to angle of repose


Friction theory is applied to solve problems involving screw threads


Brake torque is analysed and problems are solved relating to work lost on brake shoes and brake discs


Solve motion problems


Linear velocity/time and acceleration/time graphs are applied to derive standard linear formula


Problems of linear and angular motion involving uniform acceleration and deceleration are solved


Marine engineering problems involving free falling bodies are solved


Solve problems using principle of momentum


Relationship between momentum and impulse is explained


Conservation of energy theory is applied to problems involving collision of perfectly elastic bodies


Solve problems using principles of dynamics


Centripetal force is distinguished from centrifugal force


Relationship between centripetal and centrifugal force and mass, angular velocity and radius is clarified


Problems are solved involving centripetal and centrifugal forces


Centripetal acceleration is distinguished from centrifugal force


Out-of-balance forces on co-planer systems are calculated


Bearing reactions in rotating shafts are determined


Radius of gyration and moment of inertion when applied to rotating bodies is explained


Centrifugal forces in governors are calculated


Principles of dynamics are applied to solve problems involving rotating bodies, accelerating shafts, motors and flywheels


Calculate stresses and strains on components due to axial loading and restricted thermal expansion


Reduction in area and percentage elongation of tensile test specimens is calculated


Stresses in composite bodies of dissimilar dimensions and dissimilar materials are calculated


Problems involving thermal stress on components due to temperature change with free and restricted expansion are solved


Apply thin cylinder theory to determine stresses in pressure vessels


Stress on thin-shelled pressure vessels due to internal pressure is calculated


Formula for calculating stress on thin-shelled pressure vessels to incorporate special conditions is modified


Apply torsion theory to calculate shear stress


Torsion equation is applied to solve problems involving solid and hollow shafts


Power transmitted in shafts and coupling bolts is calculated


Torsion equation is applied to calculate stress and deflection in a close-coiled helical spring


Power transmitted by shafts and couplings is calculated


Solve problems involving fluids


Variation of fluid pressure with depth is calculated


Bernoulli’s Theorem is used to solve problems of velocity, pressure and head in pipes and ducted systems


Archimedes’ Principle is used to solve problems related to floating vessels using real and apparent weight


Apply beam theory to solve problems


Reactions of a loaded beam are calculated


Shear force and bending moment diagrams are constructed for simply supported and cantilever beams


Shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams with concentrated and uniformly distributed loads are calculated


Beam equation is applied to derive stresses in beams loaded with concentrated and uniformly distributed loads


Beam equation is applied to calculate bending stresses