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Module

ENG1007 : Mechanics I

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Graham Coates
  • Lecturer: Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Sarah Dunn
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 8.0

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 (including kinematics): Newton's second law for linear and rotating systems; moment of inertia and radius of gyration, parallel axes theorem; introduction to vibration, 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 buckling theory, shear stress; plane stress, pressure vessels, principal stress/strains; failure criteria, use of strain gauges.

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