Module Title:   Mechanics of Machines 1

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1002M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr Qi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide the student with a clear and thorough understanding of the theory and applications of engineering mechanics for dynamical systems. To provide a sound basis for the design of machinery and machine components using CAE tools.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, reinforced by example classes. In-class practical demonstration of motion mechanisms using a Simple Mechanisms Kit.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1 Describe and familiarise the design of simple mechanisms and be able to set up and solve equations of motion for a system of particles.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Solve particle dynamic problems.
2.2 Use the graphical method, analytical method and CAE tools to develop and analyse simple mechanisms.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Use the scientific method;
3.2 Interpret data;
3.3 Solve problems systematically and creatively.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
(1) Kinematics of a particle: rectilinear and curvilinear motion; relative motion analysis;
(2) Kinetics of a particle: Newton`s law of motion; equation of motion; system of particles; normal and tangential co-ordinate; cylindrical co-ordinates; general force motion
(3) Work and energy: work of a force; principle of work and energy; power and efficiency; potential & kinetic energy; conservation of energy.
(4) Impulse and momentum: conservation of linear momentum and impact.
(5) Typical mechanism and machine components: friction and motion on inclined plane; wedges and screw thread.
(6) Introduction to mechanism design using graphical method.

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