Dr Mazdak Ghajari
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Dr Connor Myant
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Assessment & Weighting
ECTS Credits: 5
Learning OutcomesOn 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 ContentThe 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 stress‐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.