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MECH6029 - Mechanics

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Title:Mechanics
Long Title:Mechanics
Module Code:MECH6029
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: MARIA KAVANAGH
Module Description: This module offers the students an introduction to the study of mechanics of machines and materials. It covers the basic principles in the area of statics and dynamics that are fundamental to engineering design.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manipulate basic formulae and understand the basic SI system of units as applied to mechanics of machines and materials.
LO2 Apply conditions of equilibrium to coplanar force systems.
LO3 Define the relationships between mass, weight, acceleration and force.
LO4 Solve straight line motion problems.
LO5 Conduct lab experiments in mechanics as part of a team in a safe and appropriate manner and produce individual reports.
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).
No recommendations listed
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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Units
Units SI Units, orders of magnitude. Definition of vector and scalar quantities.
Kinematics
Distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration. Equations of motion. Addition and resolution of vectors. Speed Time graphs. Free falling bodies.
Kinetics
Force and acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, mass, weight, gravity, momentum, conservation of momentum, moment of forces, torque. Applications of Newton’s 2nd Law.
Statics.
Force. Equilibrium and conditions of equilibrium of co-planar force systems. Parallelogram of forces. Resolution of forces, forces on an inclined plane for concentrated loads. Moment, principle of moments, couple.
Work Energy and Power
Work and Power. Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, Conservation of Energy.
Friction.
Definition of friction and coefficient of friction. Applications to objects on level and inclined planes.
Stress and strain
Load, deformation, tensile testing, direct stress and strain. Modulus of elasticity.
Lab Programme
Safety lecture. Report writing lecture. Conduct practical experiments from the following list; 1 Static friction on a horizontal plane. 2 Acceleration due to gravity. 3 Equilibrium of a point. 4 Equilibrium of a rigid body. 5 Hooke's Law. 6 Modulus of Rigidity-Rubber Block. 7. Tensile Test. 8. Impact & Hardness tests.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 1,2 5.0 Week 3
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 1,2,3,4 15.0 Week 7
Written Report Lab experiment reports 5 20.0 Every Second Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 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
Lab Lab experiments 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self directed study and problem solving 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
  • Russell C. Hibbeler (Author) 2015, Engineering Mechanics; Statics and Dynamics, 14th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-013391542]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Richard Gentle, Peter Edwards, Bill Bolton 2001, Mechanical engineering systems, 1st Ed., Butterworth/Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 9780750652131]
  • John Hannah, M. J. Hillier 1999, Mechanical engineering science, 3rd Ed., Longman Harlow, England [ISBN: 0582326753]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

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CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Group Elective 1

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