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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: 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 (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 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* 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.