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## ME10004: Solid mechanics 1

Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period: Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Examination (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment: ME10004 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Description: Aims:
To introduce the fundamental principles of statics, kinematics and dynamics as applied in an engineering context. To develop judgement in system description and modelling.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Understand the nature of statical determinacy and free body diagrams. Analyse pin-jointed frames.
* Formulate and solve equations of motion.
* Apply Newton's laws to problems of non-constant acceleration. Calculate work done by forces and torques.
* Understand power, efficiency, kinetic and potential energy of a mechanical system.
* Calculate stresses and strains for simple cases of loading and displacement.
* Analyse problems of rotational and combined motion.

Skills:
Numeracy; problem solving; working independently.

Content:
Statical determinacy; free body diagrams; pin-jointed frames; tension coefficients. Free body systems in dynamics; friction; Newton's laws; non-constant acceleration; energy and momentum. Stress and strain; statical indeterminacy; torsion. Rotational motion; moments of inertia; combined motion; geared systems.
Programme availability:

#### ME10004 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
• UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB41 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB41 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM41 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM41 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
• UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
• UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.