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Statics (EN)

2018/2019
Danish title
Statik (EN)
Study programme
Production Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Academy Profession
Semester
1. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 week
Ects
2,5
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
English
Start time
Autumn
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
3277151
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Kim Kjærsgaard
Dina Jacobsen
  • Content and learning outcomes

    As a precursor to the “Strength and Selection of Materials” course, this course will teach you about loads, forces, reaction and supports. You will subsequently be able to convert a simple design into a calculation model.

    Topics covered on this course:
    • Forces, moments and reactions
    • Supports
    • Simple forces
    • Line load
    • Q and M curves
    • From reality to model

  • Type of instruction
    Finally, the class will be divided into groups. Each group will be given a physical product and
    tasked with converting it into a calculation model and associated calculations. This work is to
    be presented to the rest of the class. Each group will have max. 10 min. to make its
    presentation.
  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    The second semester centres on a coherent project divided into two project periods. The
    objective is to develop a new product comprising at least two moving parts and the associated production apparatus.

    The first project period is devoted to product development and design. It is during this period
    that you develop the actual product. The second period covers the areas of production and
    business, and requires you to build up the company and production plant.

    The work is carried out in groups of 3–5 students and involves the business community as far as possible.

    The project begins with the preparation and submission of a synopsis, which has to be
    approved by the teachers’ group. Once approved, it serves as the problem area for the
    project. See FRONTER for guidelines about how to lay out the synopsis.

    For the mid-term evaluation, you will be required to present your conclusions from the first
    half of the assignment. The requirements in this regard are presented under ‘formal
    requirements’.

    Finally, you have to submit the full project report including both phases.
    All evaluations are open to all your fellow students, unless special agreements with companies apply.

    The teachers continuously assess attendance, input and assignments submitted with a
    view to ensuring that all students are actively involved in the programme.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    Formal requirements
    The report must be based on an approved synopsis
    -Max. 50 actual pages, including graphics (front page, table of contents and source
    reference/bibliography does not count)
    -Use an easily readable font in size 12
    • Title page presenting the following information:
    • Title of the report
    • Your full name(s)
    • The school name and logo
    • The names of the associated teachers/supervisors
    • Number of characters in the report, including spaces.
    • For assignments that stem from companies – or which are closely linked to a given
    company – the title page must also state the name of the company, as well as the
    name and email address of a contact at the company.
    -Exceeding the rapport extent (see above) can affect the grade. If the difference is significant, - is more than 25% - then formal requirements are not observed and it could result in a rejection of the project.
    -Projects are generally expected to have numerous relations to the business community, so it is important that you CLEARLY reference company association on the title page, and state
    whether the report may or may NOT be made public. See the section concerning publication.
    -It is expected that reports will feature elements of visual communication including sketches,
    figures, diagrams and so on.
    -Please note that the projects will be checked for plagiarised content. Plagiarised content also includes the reuse of more than one sentence from your previous projects unless the source is clearly stated.
    -Reports and synopses must be saved in PDF format and uploaded under “Besvarelse”
    (Answers) in WISEflow.
    NB: The maximum file size cannot exceed 25 MB – and appendices should be gathered in a
    combined PDF file with a table of content as the first page. Excel and Microsoft Project
    formats are exceptions, which are submitted in their original version. Appendices are not
    taken into account of the assessment of the report.
    -Reports uploaded as PDF image files will not be accepted. This means that text and tables
    must be able to be edited, scanned and marked in the uploaded pdf format.
    -For group submissions, makes sure that all group members submit the material in the relevant flows. The names of all group members must be stated on the title page or other form of front page.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual or group, 1-6 max participants
    Exam languages
    English
    Duration
    • Presentation: 5 min./stud. when 4 or more
    • Presentation: 15 min. when 3 students or less
    • Eksamination time: 20 min./stud., incl. grading
    • Changing between groups: 5 min.
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    External censure
    Deadline for submission
    The deadline for submission is 12:00 on the dates stated on the semester plan. Failure to
    submit work within deadlines may result in projects not being approved and evaluated.
21
hours of teaching
48
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Statics (EN) you will receive 21 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 28 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 30% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: classroom teaching, exercises, group work.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances