# Mining and Minerals Engineering

## CSM1256 - Engineering Mechanics (2012)

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Engineering Mechanics 15 CSM1256 Dr Justin Hinshelwood (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9
 Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 74
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module is intended to introduce the topic Engineering mechanics to students at Level 1. This is undertaken by a series of lectures and laboratory sessions.

No prior knowledge of the subject is required.

This module is suitable for non-specialist students and is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways.

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)

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1. An understanding of the effect of stresses and strains on solid bodies.

2. An understanding of the significance of Newtons Laws with respect to mechanical behaviour.

3. A basic knowledge of the behaviour of materials in service.

4. The capability to calculate the work, energy and power required for basic mechanical linear and angular systems.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

5. The ability, with guidance, to set up equations of static and dynamic equilibrium to solve problems.

6. A basic awareness of the role of calculus in understanding mechanical relationships.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

7. An ability to solve problems using analytical skills

8. An ability to write reports and use numeracy skills.

9.An awareness of behaviour and safety in a laboratory environment.

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 40 110
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
 Category Hours of study time Description Scheduled learning & teaching activities 36 Lectures Scheduled learning & teaching activities 4 Classroom exercises, tutorials, laboratory analysis and report writing. Guided independent study 110 Private study

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 30 70
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

Assignment

15 1000 words

1-6, 7, 8

Written

2 Laboratory reports

15 2500 words

3, 4, 7-9

Written

Examination

70 2 hours 1-6 Tutor meeting

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
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 30% and/or 1 Exam 70%

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

Web based and electronic resources:

Powerpoint presentations available on ELE.

Other resources:

The Academic Support Unit have information on development of personal skills.