Module Title:   Machines Mechanics

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1307M

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:   School of Engineering NOT IN USE - replaced by EX 2014

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr H. S. 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 basis for the design of machinery and machine components using CAE tools.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, Tutorials & Laboratory. In-class practical demonstration of motion mechanisms using a Simple Mechanisms Kit. And the wider learning outcomes of the module are assessed in the final closed-book examination.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   2.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

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

i. describe basic mechanical components and laws.
Ii. describe and familiarise with 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...

solve particle dynamic problems. Use the graphical method and analytical method to develop and analyse simple/planar mechanisms.

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

systematic/scientific/creative problem solving.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Closed book exam 2 hours

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

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; 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 planar mechanism analysis using graphical method.

General and Mechanical Engineering applications and context will be explored at every opportunity.

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