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On successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Visualise physical configurations and thereby construct simplified three-dimensional sketches and meaningful mathematical models in terms of real materials, actual constraints and the practical limitations which govern the behaviour of machines and structures.
2. Explain concepts of statics and kinematics.
3. Use Newton's laws to express and solve problems in the mechanics of solids and fluids in mathematical terms.
4. Analyse and interpret laboratory measurements of mechanics experiments.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of safe laboratory practice in the use of a range of laboratory equipment.
6. Work effectively as a member of a team/group in the collection, analysis, presentation and reporting of engineering information, while adhering to standard conventions for technical reporting but using diverse forms of communication.
(1) Statics: Scalars and vectors
(2) Newton's laws and Law of gravitation
(4) Free body diagrams
(5) 2D and 3D force systems
(6) Equilibrium in 2D
(7) Equilibrium in 3D
(8) Distributed forces, centres of mass and centroids
(10) Kinematics in 1D and 2D: Position, velocity and acceleration
(11) Motion in rectilinear and curvilinear coordinate systems
(12) Trusses and cables
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Midterm 1||Unspecified||No||Graded||No||
|Examination: Midterm 2||Unspecified||No||Graded||No||
|Lab Report: Lab Report 1||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Mechanics Project||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Lab Report: Lab Report 2||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Summer||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.