Module Title:   Machines Mechanics and Mechatronics

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1309L

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

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr H Qi

Additional Tutor(s):   Professor M K Ebrahimi

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
1. To develop an understanding of basic electrical and electronic circuits, mechanical power transmission and components and the laws which govern their behaviours.
2. To consolidate the theoretical part of the module in a significant simulation based project.
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 based teaching during the project phase. 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. Supplementary assessment as original with the group element substituted by an individual simulation report (2000 words).

Lectures:   42.00          Directed Study:   132.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   16.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   8.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

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

i. Describe basic mechanical, electrical and electronic components and laws.
Ii. Describe and familiarise 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...

i. Application of basic electrical theory by evaluating simple problems both theoretically and practically.
Ii. Solve particle dynamic problems. Use the graphical method and analytical method to develop and analyse simple/planer mechanisms.

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

Systematic/scientific/creative problem solving; creating problem solving; communication; teamwork and leadership; interpreting data and report writing.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 50%
 
  Closed book exam 2 hours
  Coursework   50%
 
  Group coursework (report of 1000 words per team member)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Mechatronics (s1, Prof. K. M. Ebrahimi):
1. Basic electrical concepts: units, quantities, voltage, charge, current, energy and power, basic components and circuits, AC and DC sources.
2. Circuit variables and laws: Ohm`s law, Kirchhoff`s law
3. Resistive circuits: series and parallel, combination
4. Capacitors and RC circuits: charging/discharging
5. Basic Magnetic principles: Flux, reluctance, magnetic circuits
6. Inductors and RL circuits: reactance, energising/de-energising,
7. DC motors: power (torque & speed)
8. Semiconductor materials: intrinsic, extrinsic semiconductors, pn junctions, diodes, LED, Laser diodes
9. Bipolar junction transistor: Using the transistor as a switch

Practical: Design and Optimize a Powertrain Mechanism

Dynamics (s2, Dr H. S. Qi):
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 mechanism design using graphical method.
General and Mechanical Engineering applications and context will be explored at every opportunity.

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