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CIVL6001 - Applied Mechanics 1

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Title:Applied Mechanics 1
Long Title:Applied Mechanics 1
Module Code:CIVL6001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: TIMOTHY BUCKLEY
Module Description: This module provides the student with an introduction to the study of engineering mechanics. It covers the analysis of static and dynamic systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine the resultant and equilibrant of a force.
LO2 Determine the reactions of simple structures using general conditions of equilibrium.
LO3 Derive the forces in members of plane pin-jointed structures.
LO4 Solve straight line motion, momentum, work, energy, and power problems.
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
Forces
Triangle and polygon of forces. Resultants and equilibrants. Graphical solutions. Resolution of forces. Moments of a force. Principle of Moments. General conditions of equilibrium.
Frameworks
Introduction to pin-jointed plane frameworks. Struts and ties. Bow's notation. Method of Joints. Determination of forces in frameworks graphically.
Dynamics
Straight line motion. Displacement, velocity, acceleration, vertical motion under gravity. Newton's Laws of Motion. Momentum, work, energy and power.
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 Test on forces and frameworks. 1,2 10.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions Test on dynamics. 3,4 10.0 Week 11
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 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 Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Tutorial Problem solving 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision and study of lecture material 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Russell C. Hibbeler 2012, Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics, 13th Ed., Longman [ISBN: 9780132915489]
  • John Hannah and M. J. Hillier 1995, Applied mechanics, 3rd Ed., Longman London [ISBN: 9780582256323]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Oliver Murphy 2008, Fundamental Applied Maths, 2nd Ed., Folens [ISBN: 9781847411877]
  • Durka, Morgan & Williams 2001, Structural Mechanics, 5th Ed., Longman [ISBN: 0582251990]
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_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory

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