# ENG1007 : Mechanics I (Inactive)

• Inactive for Year: 2019/20
• Module Leader(s): Professor Graham Coates
• Lecturer: Dr Sarah Dunn, Dr Harriet Grigg, Dr Dehong Huo
• Owning School: Engineering
• Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
##### Semesters
 Semester 1 Credit Value: 5 Semester 2 Credit Value: 10 ECTS Credits: 8

#### Aims

The main aims of this module are:
•       To provide the basic knowledge and analytical skills to solve linear mechanics problems;
•       To develop a conceptual understanding of core mechanics concepts;
•       To develop an ability to describe and predict the motions of bodies

#### Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus is structured around four core areas:

1.       Statics: Use of free body diagrams, equilibrium, friction.
2.       Dynamics (inc. kinematics): Newton's second law for linear and rotating systems; moment of inertia and radius of gyration, parallel axes theorem; introduction to vibration, d'Alembert’s principle, general plane motion of rigid bodies, instantaneous centre of rotation.
3.       Mechanics of machines: Speed, power and torque of machines, introduction to the kinematics and dynamics of drives.
4.       Shear force and bending moment: statically determinate beams and trusses;
5.       Introduction to stress and strength: Stiffness relationships, Hooke's law, stress and strain, elastic modulus; failure in tension and shear; Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, bending stress, second moment of area, Euler buckling theory, shear stress; plane stress, pressure vessels, principal stress/strains; failure criteria, use of strain gauges.

#### Teaching Methods

##### Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00Tutorial sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion360:3018:00Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study throughout teaching
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00Lecture sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Closed book examination.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study176:0076:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Total150:00
##### Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline-specific problems identified.
Tutorials support the students' self-study in applying the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.

#### Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

##### Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100Closed book examination.
##### Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examinations provide an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry;
The class test provides feedback on understanding of the lecture material (plus links to practical) and encourage continuous revision throughout the course