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MECH8011 - Machine Dynamics

Title:Machine Dynamics
Long Title:Machine Dynamics
Module Code:MECH8011
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
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: KEITH BRYAN
Module Description: The module introduces the student to three dimensional Dynamics of Rigid Bodies and extends the fundamental principles of vibration theory. The application of these principles to practical engineering problems is emphasised.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Simplify real world Dynamics Problems, solve with a mathematical formulation, interpret the results and communicate findings.
LO2 Analyse velocity and acceleration of rigid bodies in three dimensions by applying the principles of kinematics.
LO3 Apply momentum and energy principles to analyze three dimensional kinetics of real world applications such as imbalance of rotation machinery (Parallel-Motion), Inertial Guidance Systems and Stablising devices (Gyroscopic motion)
LO4 Design a vibration isolation system and specify the spring stiffness and damping coefficient required to achieve given performance parameters
LO5 Derive the differential equations of motion for a given spring-mass-dashpot system
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).
2176 MECH7013 Mechanics of Machines
2180 MECH8013 Mechanics of Machines
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.
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Three Dimensional Kinematics of Rigid Bodies
Translation, Fixed Axis Rotation, Parallel-Plane Motion, Rotation about a Fixed Point, General Motion.
Three Dimensional Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
Angular Momentum, Kinetic Energy, Momentum and Energy Equations of Motion, Parallel-Plane Motion, Gyroscopic Motion - Steady Precession.
Vibration and Time Response
Free Vibration of Particles, Forced Vibration of Particles, Vibration of Rigid Bodies, Energy Methods
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination In class assessment 1,2 30.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 1,2,3 30.0 Week 8
Short Answer Questions In class assessment 1,4,5 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 No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 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
  • J.L. Meriam, L.G. Kraige 2013, Engineering Mechanics (Dynamics) SI version, 7th edition (SI Version) Ed., 7 & 8, Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-08345-1]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kelly, Graham S. 2006, Advanced Vibration Analysis, 1 Ed., Taylor and Francis, Ltd. Boca Raton, Fla. [ISBN: 0849334195]
  • Tongue, Benson H. 2001, Principles of Vibration, 2 Ed., Oxford University Press New York [ISBN: 0195142462]
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_EMECH_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 8 Mandatory

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