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CSM2188 - Mechanics of Materials (2012)

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MODULE TITLEMechanics of Materials CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2188 MODULE CONVENERProf Lars Johanning (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 81
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The main aim of this module is to inform the student about the key aspects of an engineering design approach, including the development of an understanding in the areas of i) properties of engineering materials, ii) testing of material materials, iii) strength, failure and safety factor and iv) to teach numerical approaches for the prediction of stress concentration in engineering applications.

AIMS - intentions of the module
  • Understanding of properties of Engineering Materials and classification of Steels, Non-Iron Metals and Polymers
  • Understanding of physical testing of samples of materials to determine material properties
  • Understanding of avoiding failure in engineering applications including stress and deformation calculation
  • Understanding of failure mechanism including fracture and fatigue
  • Understanding of complex stresses and strains arising in elastic and non-elastic systems
  • Understanding and application of numerical evaluation methods, including both underlying principal methods and industrial software implementation  
  • Understanding of calculation methods to assess fastening of multiple components
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.Demonstrate an understanding of Engineering Material properties and the selection approach
2.Demonstrate an understanding of how and why components fail and determine margins of safety
3.Demonstrate an understanding of testing methods to derive material properties
4.Show an ability to model and analyse two dimensional stresses and strains resulting from complex loading of three dimensional systems

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

5.Show an understanding of how stresses and strains occur naturally in materials and equipment used in engineering and life in the context of failure and safety
6.Mathematical and graphical skills needed to analyse complex engineering systems subject to load
7.Demonstrate an understanding of calculation methods to assess fastening of multiple components

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

8.Demonstrate an ability to work independently and in groups and to record, digest, organise and analyse information such that it can be presented in report form to a given deadline; further to observe, select and compare data
 

 

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

Week 1

An introduction to material classification and material properties, use of Standards etc.

 

Week 2

Understanding of selection approach and applications of materials, including Steels, Non-Iron Metals and Polymers

 

Week3 - 4

An introduction to failure; fracture, fatigue and creep; including i) understanding of safety factors, ii) elastic Failure: theories of elastic failure; comparison of theories and iii) non-elastic behaviour: plastic bending, plastic hinges and shape factors; linear and non-linear viscoelasticity

 

Week 5 - 9

Understanding and application of numerical evaluation methods, including both underlying principal methods and industrial software implementation; including: i) stress concentration factors and elements of elastic design, ii) stress analysis and measurement: analysis of plane stress and strain systems.

Hooks Law; Pressure stresses in thin, thick and compound thick cylinders, iii) Beams: slope and deflection of statically determinate and indeterminate beams; composite beams; bending stress iv) Principal and maximum shear stresses in beams; general two-dimensional stress systems and v) application of Solidworks

 

Week 10

Understanding of calculation methods to assess fastening of multiple components

 

Week 11

Use of strain gauge rosettes and other methods of strain measurement

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
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 11 Tutorials
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 6 Introduction to Solidworks
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 1 Laboratory session
Guided independent study 110 Private 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
Tutorial questions   1-7 During tutorials
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 70 2 hours 1-7 Written

Assignment - involving synthesis and analysis of engineering design

15 3 hours -750 word equivalent 1-7 Written

Laboratory report - involving synthesis and analysis of engineering design and experimental procedures

15 3 hours - 750 word equivalent 1-8 Written
         
         

 

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 Assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination 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

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

 

Web based and electronic resources:

 

Wikipedia

 

Other resources:

 

Solidwork help files

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Hearn E.J. Mechanics of Materials 3rd Butterworth 1997 [Library]
Set Benham P.P Mechanics of Engineering Materials 2nd Longman 1996 [Library]
Set Nash W.A Schaums Outline Strength of Materials 1998 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 27 June 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mechanics of Materials