Module Title:   Scientific & Mechanical Principles

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1058L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof I Mujtaba

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr C Tizaoui

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop an understanding of the fundamentals of science, technology and mechanics and apply them to design problems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Keynote lectures will introduce concepts and principles in a logical and progressive fashion, where possible a practical and hands-on approach will be adopted. Appropriate tutorial problems will be set and students are expected to use tutorial sessions to show their efforts and solve further applied and practical problems. The assessment takes the form of in-class tests and is designed to enable students to perceive and value their progress in the module.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

1.1 Understand and apply the basic principles of statics, kinematics, electricity and the laws of motion.
1.2 Understand the basic principles of light, sound and magnetism.

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

2. Apply a broad understanding of technical principles to simple design problems.

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

3 Demonstrate skills and knowledge in relation to systematic scientific problem solving.

  Classroom test 3.00 100%
  Four `open-note` in-class tests, falling about midway and at the end of each semster (4x0.75hrs)
  Examination - closed book 3.00 100%
  Supplementary exam

Outline Syllabus:
Statics: vectors, basic algebra, concept of force, resultant force, components, equilibrium, concurrent 3 force systems, moment of a force, couples, principle of moments, coplanar and parallel forces, friction. Definition of strain and stress, elasticity, Hooke`s law, tension, compression, shear, deformation and direct stresses in bars and beams. Structures, point & hinge reactions, Bow`s notation, tension/compression in members.
Kinetics: displacement, velocity, acceleration, circular motion, angular frequency, angular acceleration
Dynamics: force, mass, momentum, Newton`s laws of motion, work/energy equation, power, impulse/momentum.
Electrics: AC/DC, RMS, transformers, rectification, smoothing, regulating, batteries, series & parallel circuits, resistivity, Ohm`s law, Kirchoff`s laws, electrical power, resistors, capacitors, ICs, PICs, sensors & transducers, data storage devices and switches, electrical wiring, electrical safety , batteries
Magnetism: motors/basic types, solenoids, transformers.
Optics: light, intensity, reflection, refraction, diffraction, polarisation, lenses / mirrors, simple light theory, colours, lenses etc. (mainly discursive)
Fluids: hydrostatic pressure, mass/volumetric flow rates, continuity fluid energy, Bernoulli`s equation, viscosity, Reynolds numbers, efficiency, flow losses, Darcy`s formula.
Sound: measurement, generation, notes, harmony etc. (Mainly discursive)
Heat: energy, temperature, conduction, convection, radiation, specific/latent heat capacity, thermal expansion, thermal stress.

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