Study information

# Engineering Mechanics - 2023 entry

MODULE TITLE CREDIT VALUE Engineering Mechanics 15 ENE1007 Dr Jean Paul Kone (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10
 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 (B.2);
2 calculate the work, energy and power required for basic mechanical linear and angular systems (B.1).

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
3 with guidance, set up equations of static equilibrium to solve problems (B.1;
4 apply principles of kinematics and dynamics to problems of motion (B.1).

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
5 solve problems using analytical skills (B.2);
6 write reports and use numeracy skills.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Statics:
• Static force systems. Staics of a particle (force vectors operation, resultant force, free body diagrams, condition for static equilibrium). Statics of a rigid body (moment of a force, free-body diagrams, condition for static equilibrium).
• Structural analysis. Internal force (internal loading developed in structural members, shear and moment equations and diagrams). Simple trusses (free-body diagrams, equations of equilibrium, the method of joints, zero-force members, the method of sections). Frames and simple machines (free-body diagrams, equations of equilibrium)
• Strength of materials. Concepts of stress and strain (Calculation of stresses and strain [deformation] in components subject to axial and shear loading; analysis of load-deformation behaviour of materials through tensile test, Young’s Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, yield stress, tensile strength, and shear strength; application to design and structural integrity).
• Friction. Characteristics of dry friction (static friction, equilibrium, impending motion, motion, the angle of friction and total reaction). Applications of friction (wedges, the ladder problem, screws, journal bearings).

Dynamics:

• Kinematics. Kinematics of a particle (position, displacement, velocity and acceleration in rectilinear motion; position, displacement, velocity and acceleration in general curvilinear motion; curvilinear motion rectangular components of position, velocity and acceleration; motion of a projectile; absolute dependent motion of two particles; relative motion of two particles). Planar rigid body kinematics (position, velocity and acceleration in rectilinear and in curvilinear translation motions; angular position, angular displacement, angular velocity, and angular acceleration in angular motion).
• Kinetics. Kinetics of a particle (equations of motion, application of Newton’s second law of motion, application of Newton’s law of gravitational attraction, use of work and energy principles, application of impulse and momentum methods). Planar kinetics of a rigid body (mass moment of inertia, equations of motion for the body’s rotation about a fixed axis).
• Vibration. Simple harmonic motion (periodic time, frequency, amplitude, mass-spring damper). Simple pendulum. Resonance. Introduction to free and forced vibration.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
 Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study 52 98
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 - 6 Tutorial sessions, online solutions

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
 Coursework Written Exams 40 60
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 Computer based
Laboratory reports 25 Combination of methods (written, presentation, online etc) 1 - 6 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 1 - 6 Referral/deferral period
Examination Additional examination 1 - 6 Referral/deferral period

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a student is referred or deferred, the failed / non-completed component(s) will be re-assessed at the same weighting as the original assessment.

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: PDFs available on ELE.

Other resources:

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

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN
Set J. Hannah and Hillier Applied mechanics 3rd Longman 1995
Set J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige Engineering Mechanics. Volume 1 John Wiley & Sons 2008
Set Breithaupt, J. Physics Macmillan Foundations 1999
Set Hibbeler, R. C Engineering Mechanics Statics 4th Collier Macmillan 1986
Set Drabble, G.E. Dynamics Macmillan 1987
Set Harrison, H. R., Nettleton, T. Principles of Engineering Mechanics Edward Arnold 1994
Set Daintith (Editor) Oxford Dictionary of Physics 6th Oxford University Press 2009
CREDIT VALUE ECTS VALUE 15 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING 4 No Tuesday 10th July 2018 Friday 15th March 2024
KEY WORDS SEARCH Engineering mechanics; motion; force; moments; couple; kinematics; torque; harmonic motion; stress; strain.