SOLID MECHANICS 2 - 2022/3
Module code: ENG2088
The module provides students with further insight into the response of structures to static load, to include elastic deformation and plastic collapse. In addition students will receive an introduction to vibrations by considering simple 1o freedom systems and a more in-depth understanding of the mechanics underlying modern composite materials.
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
FOREMAN Charlotte (Mech Eng Sci)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: H142
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 100
Lecture Hours: 14
Tutorial Hours: 11
Captured Content: 25
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
Strain energy methods in linear elastic systems
The concept of strain energy: axial loading and bending.
The method of real work, the method of virtual work: deflections of beams and trusses.
Buckling of slender columns, Euler buckling, slenderness ratio.
Plastic deformation, Stress-strain relation for elastic ideal-plastic material. Plastic bending of beams, shape factor, limit load.
2.1 Vibration of systems with a single degree of freedom.
Undamped free vibration
Equation of motion using Energy method
Systems with rotational DOF
Viscous damped free vibration
Critically damped system
2.2 Forced vibration of a Single Degree of Freedom System
Undamped forced vibration - Harmonic force
Viscous damped force vibration - Harmonic force
General forced response
Response to an impulse
Response to a general forcing condition
3. Composite Mechanics
Principles of composites,
Stiffness and strength of UD laminates,
Mechanics of composite laminates containing plies of varying orientations,
Design of laminates (carpet plots)
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||ONLINE MCQ TEST - 1 OF 2||5|
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test||ONLINE MCQ TEST - 2 OF 2||5|
|Examination||EXAM ( 2 hrs duration)||90|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities (i) to apply the principles of mechanics to cases of axial load and bending and to calculate forces and displacements in statically determinate beams and/or trusses, (ii) to apply the principles of simple dynamic systems to the solution of vibration/oscillatory problems and (iii) to analyse the mechanical behaviour of unidirectional and multi-ply composite laminates.
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessment and feedback is provided via the weekly supported tutorial work and through self-assessment exercises provided via SurreyLearn. The students complete a set of worked solutions to a range of questions in the tutorial classes and are provided with tutor support in comment and feedback in the sessions.
The summative assessment consists of 2 online tests covering the Mechanics content and a final examination covering the Composite Mechanics, Mechanics and Dynamics content.
Class test 1 - Learning outcome 1
Class test 2 - Learning outcomes 2 & 3
Exam - Learning outcomes 1-7
- To introduce the students to the deformability of structures and the principles of the elastic analysis of statically determinate structural forms. Also students will learn how slender structures under in-plane compressive loads collapse.
- To develop an understanding of the dynamic response of un-damped and damped single degree of freedom systems under free and forced vibration.
- To explore further the mechanics of composites materials, a topic introduced in a 1st year module (ENG1063).
|001||Determine and interpret the internal loads and resulting displacements in simple statically determinate structures subjected to axial or moment loads.||C||C1, C2|
|002||Calculate elastic and plastic section properties for typical plane beam sections;||C||C6|
|003||Predict the elastic buckling loads and modes of failure for linearly elastic slender struts;||C||C2|
|004||Determine the natural frequency and dynamic response of systems with a single degree of freedom;||C||C2|
|005||Determine the forced response of systems with a single degree of freedom;||C||C3|
|006||Analyse vibration isolators for vibrating mechanical systems;||K||C1|
|007||Carry out analysis of balanced symmetric composite laminates||KC||C3|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Introduce solid mechanics principles in the areas of stress analysis, dynamics and mechanics of materials through theory with worked examples. This is delivered principally through lectures and tutorial classes.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Mechanics lectures and tutorials
- Dynamics lectures and tutorials
- Composite Mechanics lectures and tutorials
- There will also be captured content delivered within each section of the module.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Automotive Engineering (Dual degree with HIT) BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Mechanical Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Automotive Engineering MEng||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.