Module Catalogue

MEC2102 : Principles of Mechanics

  • Offered for Year: 2018/19
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Michael Lau
  • Demonstrator: Dr Mohamad Bin Hussen, Dr Eugene Wong
  • Lecturer: Dr Didier Talamona
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module, firstly aims to bring all students to the level of Stage 1 competency in mechanics (statics and strength of material) and secondly to give students the knowledge and analytical skills in dynamics and simple machines.

Outline Of Syllabus

(1)       A review of system of forces and moments, equilibrium and free-body diagrams; constraints and degrees of freedom; centroids and centres of mass; moments of inertia of area; dry friction
(2)       Axial stress, shear stress, torsional stress; shear force and bending moments; second moment of area, simple beam theory, bending stress; beam deflection, superposition
(3)       Newton’s Laws for linear and rotating systems; moments of inertia of mass and radius of gyration; Kinematic analysis of linkages; 2D rigid body dynamics and kinematics; pure translation; general plane motion; kinetic energy of rigid bodies; strain and potential energy; energy methods; work & power; free and forced vibrations of damped single degree of freedom systems.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable