Module Title:   Mechanical Technology

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1031M

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 HS Qi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

(1) To introduce the fundamental principles of applied mechanics. (2) To analyse practical problems using basic analytical and graphical methods.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Deeper understanding is developed during examples classes. Practical aspects are introduced in laboratory classes. Oral feedback is given during problems classes and laboratories. Written assessment will concern the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module and the formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor. Supplementary assessment is to repair deficiency in original submission.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   9.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   3.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

1 Describe the fundamental principles of applied mechanics and basic analytical and graphical methods.

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

2 Solve simple examples in applied mechanics.

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

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

  Examination - closed book 1.50 70%
  Coursework   30%
  1 item of work <500 word equivalent

Outline Syllabus:
(1) General principles: fundamental concept; Units of measurements; International system of units; numerical calculations.
(2) Forces and moments: equilibrium of a particle; free body diagram; force system resultants; principle of moments; moment of a force; moment of a couple; Resultant forces and couples; equilibrium of planar system of forces; graphical and analytical method.
(3) Internal forces: Shear and moments; relation between distributed load, shear and moment; stress and strain; tensile and compressive stress and strain
(4) Friction: dry friction; frictional forces on screws, belts and bearing, rolling resistance.
(5) Moment of area: centroids;
(6) Bending of beams: stresses due to bending, neutral axis, moment of resistance.
(7) Torsion of shafts: stresses due to top twisting, angle of twist, ,
(8) Friction: dry friction; frictional forces.

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