Learning OutcomesBy the end of the module student’s will be able to:
- Analyse basic static structures
- Analyse basic dynamic systems
- Calculate stress and strain in a variety of engineering structures
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 inertia. Principles of stress and strain. Study of the behaviour and motion of particles, vector notation and truss systems. Topics include:
- Introduction to units, dimensional analysis, scalars, and vectors.
- Kinematics: straight and curved motion, circular motion and angular motion;
- Forces, mass, systems of particles, and centre of mass;
- Newton's laws of motion;
- Momentum methods: momentum, impulse, impacts and conservation of momentum;
- Energy methods: types of energies, conservation of energy and energy-based approaches in mechanics.
- 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.
- Mechanics of Materials:
- Internal forces; 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.
Published on 18 November 2016
First year Design Engineering students compete in the Mechanics 1 final to out-calculate each other and shoot the most accurate projectiles from a catapult at a target. They also compete for the best medieval-themed costume.