Engineering

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ECM1108 - Engineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2 (2015)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering Mechanics: Core Engineering 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM1108 MODULE CONVENERDr 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 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
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 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams 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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk


 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Gere, JM, Goodno, B J Mechanics of Materials Cengage Learning 2013 978-0495438076 [Library]
Set Douglas, J.F., Gasiorek, J.M., Swaffield, J.A. Fluid Mechanics 6th Pearson/Prentice Hall 2011 10: 0273717723 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1102
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Solar mechanics; beam theory; fluid mechanics; incomprehensible flow.