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Module Title LC Mechanics 1
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 30330
Module Lead TBC
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-44 hours
Tutorial-19 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-12 hours
Guided independent study-125 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description 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.
Learning Outcomes 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.
Assessment 30330-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
30330-02 : Coursework : Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) plus assessment of laboratory work (30%).

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
Other Dubai version of Birmingham-based module 28608
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