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CSM1256 - Engineering Mechanics (2011)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering Mechanics CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM1256 MODULE CONVENERDr Justin Hinshelwood (Coordinator), Dr Adam Feldman, Dr Abdessalem Bouferrouk, Dr David Parish, Prof Lars Johanning
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 74
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module

The module aims to provide students of different backgrounds in mathematics and mechanics with a basic understanding of mechanics and mechanical behaviour. It is expected that students studying this module will acquire an appreciation of the purpose, behaviour and performance of rigs and equipment used throughout their course of study and time in industry.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Week 1 Units, forces and moments. Newton’s Laws of motion and gravity; static equilibrium. Free body diagrams. Week 2 Force Systems: Forces, Moments, Couple, Resultant, Equilibrium, Trusses Week 3 Shear force and bending moment diagrams. Bending of beams; Combined bending and direct loads. Week 4 Kinematics: Plane motion; displacement, velocity, acceleration. Week 5-6 Torque and angular motion. Mechanical systems; work, power, energy. Geared systems; application to vehicles, hauling and hoisting Week 7 Simple harmonic motion: Mass-Spring Damper; Damped vibration; forced vibration, damped-forced vibration Week 8 Introduction to mechanics of materials, Shear stress and strain, compatibility of strain. Compound bars and thermal stresses. 3D stress strain relationships. Relationships between the elastic constants. Young’s modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, Behaviour of material in tension and compression, tensile, yield and proof strength. Week 9 Introduction to electrical resistance strain gauges; strain measurement. Torsion of circular sections.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 (NQF Level 4) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined