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Module

ENG1007 : Mechanics I

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Graham Coates
  • Lecturer: Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Sarah Dunn
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

The main aims of this module are:
•       To provide the basic knowledge and analytical skills to solve linear mechanics problems;
•       To develop a conceptual understanding of core mechanics concepts;
•       To develop an ability to describe and predict the motions of bodies

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus is structured around four core areas:
1. Statics: Use of free body diagrams, equilibrium, friction.
2. Dynamics (including kinematics): Newton's second law for linear and rotating systems; moment of inertia and radius of gyration, parallel axes theorem; introduction to vibration, general plane motion of rigid bodies, instantaneous centre of rotation.
3. Mechanics of machines: Speed, power and torque of machines, introduction to the kinematics and dynamics of drives.
4. Shear force and bending moment: statically determinate beams and trusses;
5. Introduction to stress and strength: Stiffness relationships, Hooke's law, stress and strain, elastic modulus; failure in tension and shear; Euler buckling theory, shear stress; plane stress, pressure vessels, principal stress/strains; failure criteria, use of strain gauges.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Non-Synchronous online Semester 2 (end) Online examination, assessing Semester 2 material
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion10:300:30Non-Synchronous online Semester 2 (mid) Online examination, formative
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Non-Synchronous online Semester 2 (start) Online examination, assessing Semester 1 material
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion281:0028:00Non-synch online;Sem1&2 Recommended revision for exams, assuming prior regular independent study
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials281:0028:00Non-synch online Semester 1 (5 weeks) & 2(9 weeks) Lecture notes and online resources(video, MCQs)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching141:0014:00Synchronous online Semester 1 (5 weeks) and 2 (9 weeks) 14x 1 hour online tutorial sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study751:0075:00Non-synch online;Sem1&2 Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk40:302:00Synchronous online Semester 1: 1x 30min Module Introduction Semester 2: 3x 30min Into to C-work
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey the underlying engineering science and the approaches required to apply this to the discipline- specific problems identified.
Tutorials support the students' self-study in applying the lecture material and learning to solve the practical engineering problems posed by the Tutorial Questions.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M2560 minute online exam
Computer assessment2M7590 minute online exam
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examinations provide an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and practical problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry.

Reading Lists

Timetable