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MANU7005 - Mechanical Technology

Title:Mechanical Technology
Long Title:Mechanical Technology
Module Code:MANU7005
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Manufacturing Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
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Module Description: This module will cover (1)two dimensional strength of materials analysis, from first principles, of manufacturing structures (2) heat transfer and energy conversion processes and properties of materials (3) environmental aspects of energy use and resources
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine the fundamental governing/transformation relations of two dimensional stress/strain analysis.
LO2 Apply the concepts of 2D stress/strain analysis to general manufacturing structures.
LO3 Calculate the heat transfer rates from heat exchangers and other engineering applications.
LO4 Examine by way of a written report the key factors affecting the selection of energy conversion mechanisms.
LO5 Conduct laboratory experiments in thermofluids and strength of materials as part of a team in a safe and appropriate manner and produce individual professional reports detailing the results, analysis and conclusions.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Linear Elastic Stress/Strain Analysis
Derivation and application of transformation formulae for the derivation of critical stress/strain values for brittle and ductile materials to commonly encountered manufacturing structures.
Experimental Stress/Strain Measurement
Strain gauge, photoelasticity, brittle lacquer, measurement of stress/strain Concentrations. Derivation and application of stress concentration factors in typical manufacturing structures.
Material Testing/Plastic Behaviour
Total and deviatoric strain energy. Real and nominal stress. True stress/true strain tensile test. Strength coefficient. Work Hardening coefficient. Elastic work done. Plastic work done. Tensile Testing Interpretation.
Failure Analysis
Derivation and design for critical failure modes including concepts of fatigue and fracture mechanics as applied to a manufacturing environment.
Heat Transfer
Conduction, Convection and Radiation. Processes and Properties of materials and surfaces.
Heat Exchangers
Types. Performance measures. LMTD & NTU/E Methods.
Energy Sources and Conversion.
Sources of energy, conversion processes. Limits to supply (Peak Oil) Engines, turbines and efficiencies.
Environmental Impact of Energy
GHGs, Carbon Emissions. Climate Change. Life Cycle Analysis.
1. Experimental Measurement of 2D Strain Rosette – Determination of Principal Strains and Stresses 2. Experimental Measurement/Analysis of Stress Variation and Concentration 3. IR Thermography and Radiation 4. Heat Exchangers and Energy Conversion
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Experimental Measurement/Analysis of 2D Strain 1,5 10.0 Week 6
Written Report Stress Variation / Concentration Measurement and Analysis 2,5 10.0 Week 10
Written Report Thermal Process Lab 3,4,5 10.0 Week 4
Presentation Article and Poster/Display on Energy Issues 4 10.0 Week 8
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 60.0 End-of-Semester

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 Theoretical Development and Analysis 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Worked Numerical Examples and Problems 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Strength of Materials / Thermodynamics Laboratories 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Study 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mott R.L 2007, Applied Strength of Materials, 5th Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0 1323 6849 8]
  • Joel Rayner 1996, Basic Engineering Thermodyanmics, 5th Ed. [ISBN: 10: 0582256291]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hearn E.J. 1997, Mechanics of Materials, Vols. 1 and 2, 3rd Edition Ed., Butterworth Heinemann [ISBN: 0 7506 3266 6]
  • Solecki R., Conant R.J. 2003, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, 1st Edition Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0 1951 4372 0]
  • Dowling N.E. 1998, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, 2nd Edition Ed., Prentice Hall Int. [ISBN: 0 1390 5720 X]
  • Hosford and Caddell 2007, Metal Forming, 3rd Edition Ed., Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0 5218 8121 8]
  • Parker A.P. 1981, The Mechanics of Fracture and Fatigue, E. & F.N. Spon [ISBN: 0 4191 1460 4]
  • Boyle et al. 2003, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Oxford
  • Boyle G. 2004, Renewable Energy, 2nd Ed., Oxford
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 5 Mandatory

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