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Module

ENG1007 : Mechanics I

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Graham Coates
  • Lecturer: Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Sarah Dunn, Dr Dehong Huo
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 8.0

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, shear force, axial force and bending moments (for statically determinate beams and trusses), Euler buckling theory, deflection of beams (through standard formulae).

2. Dynamics (including kinematics): Newton's second law for linear and rotating systems, moment of inertia, parallel axes theorem, introduction to vibration, friction, impulse and momentum.

3. Mechanics of machines: Introduction to the kinematics and dynamics of mechanical drives.

4. Strength of materials: stress and strain, normal stress and shear stress, Hooke's law, elastic modulus; plane stress, stress transformation; principal stresses/strains; failure criteria, stress-strain relations; strain gauges; thin-walled pressure vessels; shaft torsion.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00Present-in-person. 1 hour per week in Semester 2 (11 weeks)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials221:0022:00Non-synchronous online. 1 hour per week in Semester 1 (11 weeks) & 2 (11 weeks)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Non-synchronous online ‘mock’ exam (formative) S1 Mock Assessment in Timetable week 14
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Non-synchronous online examination 1 (summative). S1 Assessment Period.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Non-synchronous online ‘mock’ exam (formative). S2 Mock Assessment in Timetable Week 37.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Non-synchronous online examination 2 (summative). S2 Assessment Period.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion421:0042:00Semesters 1 & 2. Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Laboratory related to ‘Statics’. 3 hours per student in Timetable Week 11 (Teaching Week 7 in S1)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00Laboratory related to ‘Dynamics’. 3 hours per student in Timetable Week 23 (Teaching Week 2 in S2)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00Present-in-person. 1 hour per week in Semester 1 (11 weeks) & 2 (11 weeks)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study421:0042:00Semester 1 & 2. Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period.
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.

In terms of contact hours, the ratio of PiP to Non-PiP in this module is 64% to 36%.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances. Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information. on.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1A3560 minute online exam
Computer assessment2A6590 minute online exam
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.

Reading Lists

Timetable