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## ME10010: Solid mechanics 2

Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period: Semester 2
Assessment: CW 15%, EX 85%
Supplementary Assessment: ME10010 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: This unit is not normally available to visiting/exchange students.
Description: Aims:
To promote understanding of the fundamental principles of mechanics.
To introduce engineering bending theory.
To apply principles of dynamical modelling to different rotating and reciprocating machines.
To introduce concepts of stress and strain transformation.
To develop methods to analyse linkage mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* Calculate shear forces, bending moments and deflections in beams. Determine the stress and strain states of simple structural forms; Manipulate stress and strain transformation equations, and understand Mohr's circle.
* Model basic mechanical machines.
* Analyse the state of balance of a system comprising rotating masses, and determine effects of unbalance.
* Calculate velocities in a linkage mechanism.

Skills:
Numeracy; problem solving; working independently.

Content:
Simple bending theory. Torque transmission/shear stress: clutches; belt drives. Balancing of rotating masses: flywheels; rotating and reciprocating machines. Slope and deflection of beams. Stress transformations and Mohr's circle. Pressure vessels. Vector methods and theory of gyroscopes. Analysis of linkage mechanisms. Solid Mechanics laboratory experiment.
Programme availability:

#### ME10010 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
Department of Mechanical Engineering
• UEME-AFB26 : BEng (hons) Aerospace Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKB26 : BEng (hons) Aerospace Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFB01 : BEng (hons) Automotive Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKB01 : BEng (hons) Automotive Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFB16 : BEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKB16 : BEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFB41 : BEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKB41 : BEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFB38 : BEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKB38 : BEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFM04 : MEng (hons) Aerospace Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKM04 : MEng (hons) Aerospace Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFM01 : MEng (hons) Automotive Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKM01 : MEng (hons) Automotive Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFM16 : MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKM16 : MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFM41 : MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKM41 : MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Advanced Design and Innovation (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
• UEME-AFM38 : MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Full-time) - Year 1
• UEME-AKM38 : MEng (hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* 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.