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Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2007/08

EE20016 Mechanical science

Credits: 6
Level: Intermediate
Semester: 1
Assessment: EX 100%
Aims & Learning
To model and analyse some mechanical problems that are relevant to various fields of electrical engineering. After completing this unit it should be possible to: set up and solve equations that represent static and dynamic systems; perform calculations on rotating systems with unbalance.
Force systems and solution of problems in two and three dimensional statics, and dynamics including effects of friction. Dynamic problems to be solved using force-mass-acceleration, work-energy or impulse-momentum approaches. Examples of translational and rotational motion of rigid bodies; motion of self-propelled vehicles, drives incorporating gears and flywheels. Control of vibration; balancing of rotating machinery.