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ME20023: Solid mechanics 4

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 15%, EX 85%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 15%)
  • Exam (EX 85%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME20023 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To extend the student's knowledge of the vibrations of mechanical systems into the multi-degree of freedom context.
To examine techniques for the reduction of vibrations.
To introduce more advanced concepts of structural analysis, including finite element analysis of redundant frameworks and buckling of struts.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Determine buckling loads for simple one degree of freedom systems and elastic struts.
* Understand the influence of imperfection on buckling.
* Formulate equations of motion from simple Lagrangian functions. Formulate mass, damping and stiffness matrices.
* Obtain natural frequencies and mode shapes of multi-degree of freedom systems.
* Find the response of systems with several degrees of freedom to harmonic excitation. Introduction to modal coordinates.
* Describe practical ways of reducing vibration.
* Recognise mechanisms, and statically determinate and indeterminate (redundant) structures.
* Assemble stiffness matrices for frameworks.
* Determine the displacement and member forces of redundant structures.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
Introduction to buckling: one degree of freedom systems; strut buckling; effective length; imperfect struts. Lagrangian methods: virtual work and energy. Vibrations in multi-degree of freedom systems; practical control measures. Introduction to finite element analysis: redundant structures; stiffness matrix method. Solid mechanics laboratory experiment.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME20023 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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