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MECH6035 - Statics, Stress and Strain

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Title:Statics, Stress and Strain
Long Title:Statics, Stress and Strain - M
Module Code:MECH6035
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: DAN O BRIEN
Module Description: This module offers students an introduction into the field of Statics, Stress and Strain.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine resultants and apply conditions of static equilibrium to plane force systems.
LO2 Identify and quantify all forces associated with a static framework using either the method of joints or the method of sections.
LO3 Construct shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams under various loading conditions.
LO4 Determine the stresses and strains in prismatic structures due to direct, shear and thermal loads.
LO5 Manipulate the Simple Bending and Simple Torsion equations to solve basic problems in beams and shafts having symmetrical cross sections.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Statics
Polygon of forces, General conditions of Equilibrium, Free body diagrams, Forces in loaded Frameworks (method of joints or method of sections), Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams (point, UDL and combined loading).
Stress and Strain
Stress and strain in prismatic structures due to direct/shear and thermal loading. Stress and strain in compound bars. Stresses in thin-walled cylindrical and spherical pressure vessels (joint efficiency and factor of safety). Simple Bending Equation (simply supported and cantilever beams having symmetrical cross section) Simple Torsion Equation. (solid, hollow and composite).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class assessment on Statics, Frameworks & Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams. 1,2,3 30.0 Week 5
Other Take home assignment on Frameworks, Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams & Stress and Strain. 2,3,4 30.0 Week 8
Short Answer Questions In class assessment on Stress and Strain & Bending and Torsion. 4,5 40.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Self directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Self directed study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Alan Darbyshire 2010, Mechanical Engineering, Third Edition, Elsevier [ISBN: 978-0-08-096577-2]
  • W. Bolton 2006, Mechanical Science, Third Ed, Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-4051-3794-2]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Russell C. Hibbeler 2014, Statics and Mechanics of Materials, Fourth Ed, Pearson [ISBN: 9780133451603]
  • Anthony M Bedford;Wallace Fowler;Yusof Ahmad 2008, Engineering Mechanics, Fifth Ed Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9810679637]
  • John Hannah, M. J. Hillier 1999, Mechanical Engineering Science, Third Ed, Pearson [ISBN: 9780582326750]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMSCI_6 Certificate in Mechanical Science 1 Mandatory

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