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Module Title
Statics and Dynamics
Reference EN1700 Version 5
Created January 2018 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended February 2018 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable the student to understand the basic concepts and theories of applied mechanics.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Understand the concept of equilibrium and determine the actions of forces and moments; identify and explain tensile and compressive loading and the associated linear stress-strain relationship.
2 Analyse forces and moments on beams and pin-jointed structures.
3 Evaluate the kinematics of simple translation and rotational systems, kinetics of rigid bodies and apply the concepts of work, power and energy.
4 Define and calculate friction force, mass moment of inertia and the dynamics of simple systems.
5 Investigate experimentally the mass moment of inertia and mechanical properties of materials.

Indicative Module Content
Statics: Forces, moments and equlibrium. Load analysis of plane, pinned frames (trusses). Shear forces and bending moments in beams. Simple tensile, compressive and linear-elastic material behaviour. Dynamics: Rectilinear and curved path motion of particles including non-constant acceleration case. Newton's Laws applied to rigid body kinetics of linear and circular motion systems including the effect of friction. Mass moment of Inertia. Impulse and momentum.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered by means of lectures, tutorials and guided self-study and is integrated with applications within the laboratory.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 50 50
Non-Contact Hours 100 100
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 5
Description: Two laboratory based courseworks.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: In-class assessment (20% weighting) and a closed book examination (30% weighting).

Explanatory Text
To pass the module students must achieve at least a grade D AND a minimum of 35% in the exam and coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A =>70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to the course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 HEARN, E.J., 1997. Mechanics of Materials: Volume 1. 3rd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
2 MERIAM, J.L. and KRAIGE, L.G., 2016. Engineering Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics). 8th ed. New York: Wiley.
3 CLIFFORD, M., 2009. Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Part 1. London: Hodder Education.

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