SOLID MECHANICS 1 - 2023/4

Module code: ENG1066

Module Overview

This module consists of two components: stress analysis and dynamics. Stress analysis extends the work in stress analysis from uni-axial to multi-axial conditions;  Dynamics is the study of the motion of objects under applied forces and the mathematical modelling of physical phenomena.

Module provider

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

BIRCH David (Mech Eng Sci)

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Independent Learning Hours: 84

Lecture Hours: 33

Tutorial Hours: 11

Captured Content: 22

Semester 2

None.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Stress analysis

Multiaxial behaviour: stress transformation of two-dimensional stress states; principal stresses; strain and strain gauges; strain transformation and principal strains; multi-axial stress-strain relationship; Poisson's ratio and generalized Hooke's law, and the relationship between G, E and n; introduction to failure criteria according to Rankine, Tresca and von Mises.

Stress analysis in mechanical design: uniform torsion, non-uniform torsion and statically indeterminate problems featuring torsion; transmission of power by circular shafts; combined bending and torsion of shafts

Dynamics

Principles of displacement, velocity and acceleration; coordinate systems, vectors and vector notation; relative motion; free-body diagrams; conservation of linear momentum, collisions, internal and external forces, impulse and constrained motion; angular momentum of particles; conservation of momentum of rigid bodies, external moments, moments of inertia and constrained motion.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK PORTFOLIO 25
Examination FINAL EXAMINATION (2 HOURS) 75

None.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have developed a good understanding of the fundamental principles and physics underlying the behaviour of objects with applied loads, as well as their motion in response to those loads. The summative coursework portfolio allows students to demonstrate the development of their practical problem-solving skills in both dynamics and stress-analysis.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Coursework portfolio [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

• Examination [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Formative assessment and feedback

• Formative verbal feedback is given in all tutorials and on preparatory activities for the coursework portfolio

Module aims

• The elastic responses of solid components to externally applied loads including multi-axial stresses and strains, stress-strain relationship, failure criteria
• The motion of systems of particles and rigid bodies with and without mass and/or external forces

Learning outcomes

 Attributes Developed 001 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: Design simple components under multi-axial stress states by using a combination of stress analysis and the appropriate failure criterion; KC 002 Idealise simple engineering structures; K 003 Discuss the principle of conservation of momentum and its relevance to physical phenomena and engineering practice; K 004 Solve for the motion of single degree-of-freedom rigid-body systems with external applied forces; KC 005 Analyse simple dynamic systems. KC

Attributes Developed

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 students to the fundamental concepts in statics, stress analysis, dynamics and their applications through the development of the theoretical framework and its application to practical problem-solving.

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

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Biomedical Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Automotive Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Aerospace Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mechanical Engineering MEng 2 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 2023/4 academic year.