## ME10004: Solid mechanics 1

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

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%
Assessment Detail:
• Examination (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:

#### 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. Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.