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Module Title

Mechanics 1

School

School of Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Module Code

04 28608

Module Lead

Dr D Espino

Level

Certificate Level

Credits

20

Semester

Full Term

Pre-requisites

Co-requisites

Restrictions

None

Contact Hours

Lecture-44 hours
Seminar-0 hours
Tutorial-19 hours
Project supervision-0 hours
Demonstration-0 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-12 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-0 hours
Fieldwork-0 hours
External Visits-0 hours
Work based learning-0 hours
Guided independent study-125 hours
Placement-0 hours
Year Abroad-0 hours

Exclusions

Description

In this module, the mathematics and scientific principles related to mechanics in the context and application in Engineering. The module covers: general principles, the mechanical properties of material and the basic principles of analysis, all underpinned with essential mathematics. Where relevant, historical examples are embedded into the module in order to provide context for the taught material.

Vectors, kinematics – displacement, velocity and acceleration

Motion in a circle – kinematics, centripetal force, moment of inertia

Centre of mass

2. Mechanical properties of materials

Second moment of area (including the parallel axis theorem).

Shear forces & bending moments

Relationship between Shear Force & Bending Moment

Young’s modulus & Poisson’s ratio

Stresses due to elastic and plastic bending

Location of the neutral plane

Shear stress & Shear strain

Strain energy

Torsion in shafts

3. Mechanical analysis

External & internal forces

Pin-jointed trusses (method of joints and method of sections)

Statically determinate & indeterminate problems (principle of superposition)

Compatibility (stress, strain & elasticity and temperature Stresses)

Deflections of beams

Discontinuous bending moment functions

Plastic analysis

Vibration of beams, single degree of freedom spring mass damper systems

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in engineering disciplines, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context and to support their understanding of future developments and technologies. [US1]

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles necessary to underpin their education in engineering disciplines, and to enable them to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of engineering problems. [US2]

Assessments: One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) to be held during the University's examination period (May/June) plus assessment of laboratory work (30%).

Passing the written exam is required in order to pass the module.

Reassessment: One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) to be held during the University's supplementary examination period and/or assessment of laboratory work (30%), as relevant.

Passing the written exam is required in order to pass the module.