MECH06005 2019 Engineering Mechanics 101

General Details

Full Title
Engineering Mechanics 101
Transcript Title
Engineering Mechanics 101
Code
MECH06005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECH - Mechanics
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Declan Sheridan, Kathryn Ryan
Programme Membership
SG_EELCO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computing SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering SG_EMECL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EGENE_X07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EGENE_X06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in General SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EELCO_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computing SG_EMECH_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering SG_EELEC_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies SG_EROBO_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automation SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_EGENE_H08 202000 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in General Engineering
Description

The student will learn how to analyse simple systems of forces, graphically and analytically and perform simple calculations involving friction, stress and strain and determine centres of gravity of various figures.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Analyse systems of concurrent, coplanar forces using graphical and analytical methods

2.

Compute relevant parameters relating to simple stress and strain

3.

Compute centres of gravity for regular and irregular figures using graphical and analytical methods

4.

Carry out simple computations relating to friction

Teaching and Learning Strategies

1. Lectures with learners practising problems under lecturer's supervision

2. Practical class where learners have opportunity to practice problems alone but with lecturer's assistance, if required.

Module Assessment Strategies

1.  2 hour written final exam

2.  1 hour mid-semester assessment

3.  Submission of practical copy

Repeat Assessments

Learners may repeat terminal exam at the autumn sitting and if repeat CA is required learners may re-submit practical copy before the autumn repeat.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Fundamental units and systems of units mass, length and time. Gravitational force. Derived units for force, area, volume and density
  2. Laws of equilibrium. Concurrent coplanar forces. Triangle, parallelogram and polygon of forces. Equilibrant and resultant of a system of forces. Equilibrium. Resolution of forces into components and analytical solutions. Moment of a force
  3. Stress and strain. Hooke’s Law. Young’s Modulus of elasticity. Ultimate stress. Factors of safety. Tensile tests

  4. Centre of gravity for regular and irregular plane figures, graphically and analytically. Link polygon.

  5. Friction   Limiting friction. Sliding friction. Angle of friction. Inclined planes. Coefficient of friction

Indicative Practicals/Projects

  1. Graphical solution of concurrent coplanar systems of forces using triangle, parallelogram and polygon of forces
  2. Analytical check of graphical solutions by resolution of the forces
  3. Stress and strain. Young’s modulus of elasticity
  4. Graphical and analytical determination of centres of gravity of irregular figures
  5. Friction

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written exam (1 hour) Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 10 % Week 8 1,2,3
2 Written report Practical Project 30 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Terminal exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Structures practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Not Specified Structures practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-03-11 Basic Structures John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 1118950879 ISBN-13 9781118950876

Basic Structures provides the student with a clear explanation of structural concepts, using many analogies and examples. Real examples and case studies show the concepts in use, and the book is well illustrated with full colour photographs and many line illustrations, giving the student a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. With many worked examples and tutorial questions, the book serves as an ideal introduction to the subject.

Recommended Reading
2015-12-21 How Structures Work John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119012276 ISBN-13 1119012279

Structural engineering is central to the design of a building. How the building behaves when subjected to various forces - the weight of the materials used to build it, the weight of the occupants or the traffic it carries, the force of the wind etc - is fundamental to its stability. The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is therefore critical to the successful design and completion of the buildings and infrastructure that surrounds us. Yet structure is often cloaked in mathematics which many architects and surveyors find difficult to understand. How Structures Work has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way without resorting to complex mathematics. This new edition includes a new chapter on construction materials, and significant revisions to, and reordering of the existing chapters. It is aimed at all who require a good qualitative understanding of structures and their behaviour, and as such will be of benefit to students of architecture, architectural history, building surveying and civil engineering. The straightforward, non-mathematical approach ensures it will also be suitable for a wider audience including building administrators, archaeologists and the interested layman.

Required Reading
2001 Introduction to Structural Mechanics Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 0333962559 ISBN-13 9780333962558

Teaching the fundamental principles of structures via simple explanations of the theory and numerous worked examples, this text assumes little or no prior experience in the subject matter.

Module Resources

Journal Resources

N/A

URL Resources

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZOZfX_TaWAEzhyvNT1e9jbmTt4Eqo8C0

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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