SFY0010 : Mechanical Science
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Vladimir Vinogradov
- Lecturer: Dr Ana Ferreira-Duarte
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
A rigorous first level introduction to engineering approaches and problem-solving in mechanics (statics, dynamics) and thermodynamics as a basis for Stage 1 study in a broad range of engineering sciences and applications.
Outline Of Syllabus
Mechanics (50% of the module)
Vector quantities, forces, moments, concurrents forces in a place (composition, resolution, equilibrium), parrallel forces in a plane (resultant and centroid). Newton's laws of motion, connected particles, friction, motion on an inclined plane and limiting equilibrium.
Thermodynamics (50% of the module)
Physical quantities and equations, dimensions and consistency (Stroud), unit system and SI, unit conversions; measurement of pressure and temperature, energy, work and power, heat and energy, calorimetry and specific heat; kinetic theory and ideal gas law, real gases, solids, liquids and gases (vaporisation, latent heat, saturated states); introduction to heat transfer; first law (conservation of energy), typical processes, engineering cycles; flow processes, heat exchanges.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||24:00||24:00||Exam Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||1:00||4:00||Spot tests|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||48||1:00||48:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||102:00||102:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and illustrate the physical and mathematical approaches required to apply this to a range of engineering-based problems.
Tutorials assist the students to put into practice the principles and methods taught in the lectures.
Spot tests have a formative intent to help the students assess their own progress and to plan their revision for the end-of-semester examination.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||30||Spot tests|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination is used to confirm the students' success in achieving the Intended Learning Outcomes. Spot tests are used to support students with formative feedback on their progress.