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ME10004: Solid mechanics 1

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Supplementary Assessment:
ME10004 Re-Assessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
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:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

ME10004 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • UEME-AFB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB26 : BEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB48 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB38 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKB47 : BEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM04 : MEng(Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM48 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Design Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM38 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing and Management with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEME-AFM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEME-AKM47 : MEng(Hons) Mechanical with Automotive Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change 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.
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