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CSM2188 - Mechanics of Materials (2019)

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MODULE TITLEMechanics of Materials CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2188 MODULE CONVENERDr Philipp Thies (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 77
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module aims to help you  understand the properties of engineering materials, and the classification of steels, non-iron metals and polymers.  It also teaches you how to physically test samples of materials to determine material properties, and how to  avoid failure in engineering applications, including stress and deformation calculation.

Moreover,  the module is designed to help you to comprehend failure mechanism, including fracture and fatigue, and  understand complex stresses and strains arising in elastic and non-elastic systems. In addition, you will learn how to apply numerical evaluation methods, including both underlying principal methods and industrial software implementation .

Finally, by the end of the module, you will be able to use calculation methods to assess fastening of multiple components.

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module, you will learn about the key aspects of an engineering design approach,  and will develop  your understanding  of the properties of engineering materials,  the testing of material materials and the strength, failure and safety factor.  The module also teaches you numerical approaches for the prediction of stress concentration in engineering applications.
 

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 comprehend Engineering Material properties and the selection approach;
2 understand how and why components fail and determine margins of safety;
3 grasp testing methods to derive material properties;
4 model and analyse two dimensional stresses and strains resulting from complex loading of three dimensional systems.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge
5 recognise how stresses and strains occur naturally in materials and equipment used in engineering and life in the context of failure and safety;
6 exhibit the mathematical and graphical skills needed to analyse complex engineering systems subject to load;
7 use calculation methods to assess fastening of multiple components.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge
8 work independently and in groups to record, digest, organise and analyse information such that it can be presented in report form to a given deadline
9 observe, select and compare data.

 

 

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

- an introduction to material classification and material properties, use of Standards etc;

- understanding of selection approach and applications of materials, including steels, non-iron metals and polymers;

- 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;

- 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;

- 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 44.00 Guided Independent Study 106.00 Placement / Study Abroad
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 8 Tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 12 Introduction to SolidWorks
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Laboratory session
Guided independent study 106 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 1-9 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 – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and electronic resources:

 

Wikipedia

 

Other resources:

 

SolidWorks 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) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Mechanics of Materials