Module Leaders

Dr Mazdak Ghajari

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Dr Connor Myant

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Assessment & Weighting

20% Coursework
80% Exam

ECTS Credits: 5

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
  • Analyse linear motion of particles
  • Analyse basic static structures
  • Analyse basic dynamic systems
  • Calculate stress and strain in a variety of engineering structures using standard analytical techniques


Description of Content

The Engineering Analysis 1 extended module develops fundamental skills in engineering analysis and applied mathematics, and consists of 3 subsections. This subsection is: ‘Mechanics’.

Physical principles of force, momentum, and interia. Principles of stress and strain. Study of the behaviour and motion of particles, vector notation and truss systems. Topics include:
  • Introduction to course, to units, dimensional analysis, Scalars, and vectors.
  • Conservation of energy and energy-based approaches in mechanics.
  • Kinematics – straight and curved motion, circular motion, Cartesian coordinates, angular motion, normal and tangential components.
  • Dynamics: Mass, systems of particles, momentum and centre of mass. Newton's laws of motion, impulse, impacts and conservation of momentum of particles.
  • Coulomb friction, moments, couples, equilibrium and resolving forces, free body diagrams for 2D and 3D applications.
  • Pin-jointed structures, static equilibrium in structures, rules for static determinacy of frames. Equivalent systems of forces and couples. Ties, struts and beams.
  • Introduction to normal force, shear force and bending moment diagrams, point and distributed loads, end conditions.
  • Elastic stressā€strain relationships in two dimensions, Hooke’s Law, normal and shear stresses, Young’s Modulus.Beam bending theory and Second Moment of Area.
  • Bending stresses in beams: axial bending stresses, principle of superposition.
  • Torsion: torsional stress and strain, and polar second moment of area.
Throughout the course, several practical examples are used to demonstrate the applicability of the material to engineering design practice.