Retro tutorial #6

There’s no better way to consolidate learning in Engineering Mechanics than quietly working through problems using pencil and paper (that’s why we call this a ‘Retro Tutorial’).

The equations and data in this week’s retro tutorial are taken from actual engineering practice. It will be a fine contribution towards developing engineers’ eyes.

You will cover rolling resistance for trains, analyse aerodynamic forces on the glider of week 4, and the range of the miniature vehicle we analysed this week.

If you do them all and get hooked it might take an hour, but it will be worth it for the sheer existential pleasure of it all.

Download the tutorial in the Downloads section below and work through the questions. It includes solutions. It’s probably best if you try the problem first before looking at the solution.

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Through Engineers' Eyes: Engineering Mechanics by Experiment, Analysis and Design

UNSW Sydney