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Module Title LC Mechanics 1 School of Engineering Mechanical Engineering 04 30330 TBC Certificate Level 20 Full Term None Lecture-44 hours Tutorial-19 hours Practical Classes and workshops-12 hours Guided independent study-125 hours Total: 200 hours The aim of the module is to enhance students’ knowledge of the principles of mechanics and some essential mathematics and show how they can be used to solve problems. 1. Syllabus Vectors (including dot product), kinematics – displacement, velocity and acceleration Newton’s laws of motion: momentum (including collisions) and force (including friction) Work, power, kinetic and potential energy Centre of mass Motion in a circle – kinematics, centripetal force, torque (including cross product of vectors), moment of inertia (including the parallel & perpendicular axis theorem) Conditions for equilibrium, including applications to simple machines Mechanics of materials – stress (including shear), strain, elastic moduli, strain energy, torsion of shafts, bending of beams (including second moment of area) Stresses due to elastic and plastic bending (including neutral plane) External & internal forces (including distributed loads, Uniformly distributed & Linearly varying forces) Pin-jointed trusses Statically determinate & indeterminate problems (principle of superposition; including temperature Stresses) Deflections of beams Discontinuous bending moment functions Plastic analysis Vibration of beams (e.g. single degree of freedom spring mass damper systems) 1. Regarding practical work, students will be expected to: Demonstrate the ability to use the results of mechanical analysis to solve engineering problems and to recommend appropriate action. By the end of the module students should be able to: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principles of mechanics and methodology necessary to underpin their education in mechanics, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context and to support their understanding of future developments and technologies. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principles of mechanics, including calculations, necessary to underpin their education in mechanics, and to enable them to apply mathematical methods, tools and notations proficiently in the analysis and solution of mechanics problems. 30330-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%) 30330-02 : Coursework : Coursework (30%) Assessments: One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) plus assessment of laboratory work (30%). Reassessment: One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) and/or assessment of laboratory work (30%), as relevant. internal hurdle: Passing the written exam and the laboratory assessment is required in order to pass the module Dubai version of Birmingham-based module 28608