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Module

MEC2009 : Mechanics II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Barry Gallacher
  • Lecturer: Dr Francis Franklin, Mr Robert Davidson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Broadening and deepening of knowledge and understanding of mechanics (dynamics and control, mechanics of solids and stress analysis) from the base established in Stage 1, appropriate for a professional mechanical or manufacturing engineering career, or as a basis for further advanced level study of these topics.

Outline Of Syllabus

DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
2D rigid body dynamics and kinematics; pure translation; general plane motion; free body diagrams.
Free and forced vibrations of damped single degree of freedom system & applications.
Introduction to Control Systems, their science, components and applications.

MECHANICS OF SOLIDS AND STRESS ANALYSIS
3D stress and strain, Mohr’s circle, principal stresses and other invariants, yield criteria.
Introduction to contact mechanics, creepage, wear and fatigue crack growth.
Laboratory measurement of strain and beam deflection.
Introduction to the finite element method (FEM) for stress analysis, with applications.

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