Calculate stresses in simple structures

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This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to determine stresses and their effect on the strength and stability of simple structures and mechanical components in centrally-loaded bolted connections, fillet and butt-welded connections. It includes the verification of the stress levels using appropriate reference material such as design manuals, handbooks, relevant codes and regulations, databases and manufacturers' references.

The unit applies to engineering or related activities and is suitable for people giving technical support in manufacturing or engineering operations and those pursuing technical qualifications and careers at paraprofessional or technician level. All work is carried out under supervision.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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