Module Title:   Foundation mechanics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG0302L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 3

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr E Brown

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr M Martyn and Dr B Whiteside

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To develop the basic skills of statics, kinematics and dynamics and apply them to engineering problems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures, tutorials, laboratories.

Lectures:   48.00          Directed Study:   110.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   10.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

1.1 Apply scalar and vector algebra to the principles of statics.
1.2 Become familiar with principles of kinematics and the laws of motion associated with one and two dimensional motion of objects.

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

2.1 Apply the principles of statics to problems set in an engineering context and notation.
2.2 Apply the principles of dynamics to problems set in an engineering context and notation.

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

3.1 Manage, present and interpret data.
3.2 Solve problems systematically using the scientific method.
3.3 Communicate technical information in a concise manner.
3.4 Work as part of a team.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
 
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   20%
 
  1500 Word Report
  Presentation   10%
 
  Group presentation

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Vectors: Basic algebra, components. Concept of force: Resultant, equilibrant. Concurrent forces: 3 force systems. Moment of a force: Couples, principle of moments. Coplanar and parallel forces: Implications. Friction: Static friction. Hydrostatics: Hydrostatic pressure.
Displacement, velocity, constant acceleration. Circular motion: angular measure, angular frequency, angular acceleration. Kinetics: force, mass, momentum. Newton`s Laws of Motion. Work/energy equation. Power. Impulse/momentum equation.

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