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CSM1256 - Engineering Mechanics (2020)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering Mechanics CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM1256 MODULE CONVENERDr Ajit C Pillai (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 78
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
This module is intended to introduce the topic of Engineering Mechanics to students at Level 1. As well as attending lectures, you will take part in practical aspects of learning. 
 
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 you with a fundamental understanding of static and dynamic mechanics and mechanical behaviour. You will acquire an appreciation of the purpose, behaviour and performance of systems, rigs and equipment used throughout your course of study and further career.
 


 


 

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 understand the effect of stresses and strains on solid bodies;
2 recognise the significance of Newtons Laws with respect to mechanical behaviour;
3 comprehend the behaviour of materials in service;
4 calculate the work, energy and power required for basic mechanical linear and angular systems.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
5 with guidance, set up equations of static and dynamic equilibrium to solve problems;
6  appreciate the role of calculus in understanding mechanical relationships.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
7 solve problems using analytical skills;
8 write reports and use numeracy skills;
9 display an acceptable standard of behaviour and safety in a laboratory environment.
 

 

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

- units, forces and moments; 

- Newton’s Laws of motion and gravity, static equilibrium; 

- free body diagrams; 

- force systems: forces, moments, couples, resultant forces, equilibrium, trusses; 

- kinematics: plane motion; displacement, velocity, acceleration;

- torque and angular motion;

- mechanical systems; work, power, energy;

- geared systems; application to vehicles, hauling and hoisting; 

- simple harmonic motion: mass-spring damper;

- damped vibration; forced vibration, damped-forced vibration;

- 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;


 

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 52.00 Guided Independent Study 98.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 44 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 8 Practical laboratory sessions
Guided independent study 98 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
Regular tutorial questions 1 hour 1 - 7 Tutorial sessions, online solutions
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Online assessment 15 5 hours 1 - 6, 7,8 Computer based
Laboratory reports 25 Combination of methods (written, presentation, online etc) 1-6, 7, 8 Written feedback
Examination 60 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 40% and/or 1 Exam 60%

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

ELEhttp://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=485

Web based and electronic resources:

Powerpoint presentations: PDFs available on ELE.                                                                

 

Other resources:

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

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set J. Hannah and Hillier Applied mechanics 3rd Longman 1995 [Library]
Set J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige Engineering Mechanics. Volume 1 John Wiley & Sons 2008 [Library]
Set Breithaupt, J. Physics Macmillan Foundations 1999 [Library]
Set Hibbeler, R. C Engineering Mechanics Statics 4th Collier Macmillan 1986 [Library]
Set Drabble, G.E. Dynamics Macmillan 1987 [Library]
Set Harrison, H. R., Nettleton, T. Principles of Engineering Mechanics Edward Arnold 1994 [Library]
Set Daintith (Editor) Oxford Dictionary of Physics 6th Oxford University Press 2009 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 4 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 21 July 2020
KEY WORDS SEARCH Engineering mechanics; motion; force; moments; couple; kinematics; torque; harmonic motion; stress; strain.