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MECH6030 - Mechanics of Machines

Title:Mechanics of Machines
Long Title:Mechanics of Machines
Module Code:MECH6030
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: This modules offers the learner an insight to engineering machine systems. This is often described as mechanisms, kinematics and dynamics of machines.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate knowledge of engineering principles fundamental to the Mechanics of Machines area of mechanical engineering practice.
LO2 Analyse and solve engineering problems involving machinery, using the principles of calculus and engineering science.
LO3 Design a machine system, component or process to meet a need.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Angular Motion
Angular Displacement, Velocity and acceleration. Equations of angular motion, realtionship between linear and angular motion.
Conservation of linear momentum and energy. Newton's laws of motion. Torque and angular acceleration.
Simple Machines
Mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and efficiency.
Vehicle Dynamics
Equilibrium of rigid bodies, stability of vehicles on circular path. Balancing, gyroscope. Engine balancing.
Mechanical Vibrations
Simple harmonic motion. Free damped, forced and damped of a single degree of freedom systems, resonance, whirling of shafts, vibrating machinery.
Descriptive treatment of boundary, hydrostatic lubrication. Bearing selection.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class design problem 1,2,3 10.0 Week 6
Presentation Group Presentation on a machine component system/concept. 1,2,3 10.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 80.0 End-of-Semester
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 Lecture 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John Uicker, Gordon Pennock Joseph Shigley 2010, Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, 4th Ed., Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0195371232]
  • Hannah, J. and Hillier, M. J. 1995, Applied Mechanics, Addison Wesley MA [ISBN: 0582256321]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Group Elective 1

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