# Engineering

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## ECM1108 - Engineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2 (2015)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Engineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2 15 ECM1108 Dr Diego Gomez (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
 Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 173
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

Without the careful measurement of hydrostatic forces, structures like the Hoover Dam could not have been built. This examination of static fluid, which underpins much of civil engineering and mechanical engineering design, is just one of the key areas you will explore on this module.

On this module, you will encounter fluid flow equations and principles, tension compression and learn how to calculate forces from stagnant fluids. In a hands on laboratory session, you will measure the force from a water jet, heating different surfaces, and then illustrate your results in diagrams.

On completing this module,  you will be familiar with the basics of fluid flow principles and conservation laws by which practically all fluid flow problems are solved, you will have an excellent foundation in critical measurement techniques and be proficient in using a hydraulic bench, in this case, equipped with a pump and simple system to measure flow rate.

Prerequisite module: ECM1102 or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to introduce you to fundamental concepts of solid mechanics and fluid mechanics. This includes stress/ strain relationships, axial members, rods and beams.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 apply principles of statics and dynamics for both solids and fluids to the analysis of simple mechanical systems.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
2 record and interpret the results of observed practical experiments and demonstrations.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
3 write clear accounts (of laboratory experiments and demonstrations);
4 carry out directed private study using textbooks, and other provided resources;
5 demonstrate an awareness of health and safety issues applicable to working in a supervised laboratory.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- solid mechanics: tension compression and shear forces;

- fluid mechanics: hydrostatics and dynamics.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
 Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad 40 110 0
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
 Category Hours of study time Description Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures Scheduled learning and teaching activities 12 Tutorials Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Laboratories Guided independent study 110 Guided independent study

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examples worked through in class     On the spot feedback in tutorials

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams Practical Exams 30 70 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam - Closed book 70 2 hours 1,2,3,4,5  Students can request feedback after exam
Coursework – solid mechanics in-class test 1 7.5% 1 hour 1,2,3,4,5 In-class feedback
Coursework – solid mechanics in-class test 2 7.5% 1 hour 1,2,3,4,5 In-class feedback
Individual Coursework – fluid mechanics assignment 1: calculating hydrostatic forces 7.5% 1 hour 1,2,3,4,5 In-class feedback
Group Coursework – fluid mechanics assignment 2: calculating water jet impact in the lab experiment 7.5% 1 hour 1,2,3,4,5 In-class feedback

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

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