MECH07011 2019 Mechanics 2H for Mechanical Engineers

General Details

Full Title
Mechanics 2H for Mechanical Engineers
Transcript Title
ME Mechs 2
Code
MECH07011
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MECH - Mechanics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Molua Donohoe, Sean Dalton, Declan Sheridan
Programme Membership
SG_EMECH_H08 201900 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering
Description

This module has been designed to give the student an appreciation into how stress affects materials in practical situations. It is assumed that the student will have successfully completed the 1st year mechanics course and so understands how to represent forces, vector quantities, and understands stress / strain relationships.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Define the terms "stress" and "strain" and determine the stress and strain that each material in a compound bar experiences

2.

Be able to explain what shear force, shear stress and shear strain mean, plus calculate the shear stress components experience is certain practical situations. Use Poisson's ratio to determine solutions. 

3.

Be able to calculate shear stress, angle of twist, and torque in rotating shafts including composite shafts.

4.

Identify instances, effects and applications of thermal strain and calculate stresses resulting from changes in temperature when there are restrictions to movement.

5.

Calculate the hoop stress set up in thin walled pressure vessels and in thin rotating rings.

6.

Mathematical and graphical solution of complex stress problems. Principal stresses, pure shear, 3d stresses:  problems involving direct, bending and shear stress.

7.

Determine factor of safety against failure under complex loading using failure theories

Teaching and Learning Strategies

There will be 4 hours of lectures, where the theory will be covered and multiple examples demonstrated. Each week there will also be a tutorial or practical demonstration based on the previous weeks lecture. 

Module Assessment Strategies

The learning outcomes may be assessed by laboratory reports or assignments, plus assessments at various times during the semester plus an end of semester examination

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be by way of sitting another examination on the subject. Alternatively, at the discretion of the lecturer, assignments covering the deficient areas of the course may be set

Indicative Syllabus

Compound bars: determine the stress in each material when a column is made from two different materials.

Shear stress: shear force, shear stress Poisson's ratio for simple and composite shafts. 

Torsion, Torque/shear stress/angle of twist relationship, torsion of not circular section, indeterminate torsion (shafts in series and parallel), combined bending and torsion. Equivalent bending moment / torque.

Hoop stress: calculate the stress induced in thin walled pressure vessels and in thin rotating rings. 

Thermal strain: determine the stress induced when there is change in temperature and there are restrictions to movement. 

Complex stresses: Mathematical and graphical solution of complex stress problems. Principal stresses, pure shear, 3d stresses:  problems involving direct, bending and shear stress.

Failure theories. Max. Shear stress (tresca), Max. shear strain energy (Von Misses), stress concentrations

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Tutorial Engineering Laboratory Tutorial or demonstration 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Online Lecture Not Specified Online class 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources