Dr Mazdak Ghajari

+44 (0)20 7594 9236

Dr Connor Myant

+44 (0)20 7594 9893

### Learning Outcomes

By 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 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 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.
• Dynamics:
• 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.
• Statics:
• 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.
Throughout the course, several practical examples are used to demonstrate the applicability of the material to engineering design practice.

## Module Highlight

### Catapult Competition

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.