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ME20016: Solid mechanics 3

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
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 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 15%, EX 85%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Lab Experiment (CW 15%)
  • Examination (EX 85%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
ME20016 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Description: Aims:To introduce the vibrations of mechanical systems in a one degree of freedom context.
To introduce the theory of torsion in non-circular and open- sections, dual axis bending and the concept of fatigue failure.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Set up the equations of motion for systems with one degree of freedom; find natural frequencies of free motion; calculate rates of decay from viscous damping and vice versa; determine motions resulting from a sinusoidal force, unbalance and base excitation.
* Estimate maximum responses using shock spectra.
* Calculate shaft critical speeds.
* Calculate torsional stiffness and strength values for closed and open structural sections.
* Predict bending stresses in dual axis bending.
* Predict the fatigue life of some simple structural forms based on S-N calculations.

Skills:
Problem solving; numeracy; working independently.

Content:
One degree of freedom systems: free and forced vibration; base excited motion; unbalance excitation; vibration isolation. Torsion of open and closed structural sections, dual axis bending. Stress concentration, fatigue strength and cumulative damage in structural components. Solid mechanics laboratory experiment.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ME20016 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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