Module Title:   Analysis of Mechanisms for Design

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2003M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

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 introduce basic mechanism design and analysis through computer simulation. To introduce basic concepts and simulation techniques for motion control using CAE tools.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures. Deeper understanding is developed during examples and software-based classes. Practical aspects are introduced in the laboratory classes, using a demonstration of motion of mechanisms by the use of a Simple Mechanisms Kit, involving group work. Oral feedback is given during problems classes and laboratory work. Written assessment combines reports on individual and group work, with calculation work and work with CAE to address all the specified learning outcomes.

Lectures:   14.00          Directed Study:   64.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   22.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

1 Analyse the design of mechanisms via the use of computer-based simulation.

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

2 Solve mechanism problems using analytical and graphical methods as well as CAE tools.

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.

  Coursework   100%
  Portfolio of evidence comprising group and individual reports
  Coursework   100%
  2000 word computer modelling simulation report

Outline Syllabus:
(1) Virtual design methods. (2) Basic Kinematics used in mechanism design and simulation: speed; acceleration; vector/scalar quantities; units. (3) Basic Kinetics used in mechanism design and simulation: mass; gravity; weight; force; torque; power; motor; actuator; Newton`s law. (4) Basic concepts in modelling of mechanisms: joints (sliding, revolute, spherical, etc); constraints ( springs, dampers) (5) Material properties in mechanisms.(6)Typical mechanism and machine components: Wedge and screw thread; Disc Friction; belts and belt drives; machine gears. (7) Use of mechanism simulation software in the design process.

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