This site provides an evolving repository of video clips, photographs & supporting material to assist subscribing Universities with developing their own on-line delivery of Engineering courses in the subjects: Statics, Mechanics & Dynamics in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Content is largely drawn from video capture of a range of hands-on performed experiments (and results therefrom) using the TechnoLab™ experiential learning platform. Material is embedded within a MS-PowerPoint (PPT) Presentation. Universities can edit/extract contents of the PPT files to suit their own "personalised" mode of course delivery and method of access eg via their on-line Learning and Management System, or through live web-casts to their students, (for their personal educational use only).
There are four thematic Modules of this repository of PPT files of evidence-based video clips and supporting material of experiments available from this site.
These are: Statics (largely revolves around force equilibrium in 2-D and includes pin-jointed Trusses) and and Mechanics of Solids/Materials/Structures (largely revolves around Flexure of beams and simple portal frames; Column Buckling (Basic Treatment); and Structural Dynamics (SDOF and MDOFsystems)
A "Lead" PPT compilation of a fully-developed treatment of the performance with results of a chosen lesson-focused TechnoLab™ experiment in a given topic, "kicks off" the particular experiment series within each module. This is then followed by from several to a large number of variants to this "Lead" (eg for different load types (point, distributed, couple) levels of loads, positioning of loads & combinations to provide several options from which to choose - a few or as many as desired.
Academics can include this material in their on-line delivery, incorporate within Practice Class/Tutorials, or adopt as items of student assessment/examination.
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Engineer: Nicholas Haritos is a Civil/Structural Engineer with particular expertise in the modelling and analysis of offshore structural systems to the effect of environmental dynamic loading (from wind, waves and earthquakes), and on the loading induced by pedestrians and forklifts eg. pedestrian bridges and floor systems. Nicholas has consulted widely to industry, government and semi-government instrumentalities.
Educator: Nicholas has spent over 45 years in Academia - (since 1974: The University of Melbourne; since 2011: Swinburne University of Technology), and acted as a presenter/co-presenter in specialist professional short courses in Australia, New Zealeand and Italy.