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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Engineering Analysis 1
Reference EN3501 Version 6
Created April 2022 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2022 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to analyse and interpret the static and dynamic structural behaviour of engineering system components.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Determine the natural frequencies and mode shapes of linear and rotational vibrational systems having two, three and more degrees of freedom (of vibration isolators and absorbers, rotational machinery, gear shaft systems and shafts).
2 Apply dynamic theory and use of numerical calculations for problems related to vibration.
3 Analyse the behaviour of structural elements such as struts, cylinders, plates and rotating components.
4 Apply static load theory for standard cases in stress concentration and fatigue.

Indicative Module Content
Dynamics of engineering systems of two and more degrees of freedom; vibrational analysis of engineering components; basic numerical methods for dynamic analysis; Rayleigh's energy method; the mechanics of engineering materials in common components such as struts, cylinders, plates and rotating components; effects of stress concentrations; fatigue analysis and life predictions of components.

Module Delivery
Full-time students: This module is delivered by a combination of lectures and tutorials. It will be supported by practical examples and activities including computer based laboratory exercises. Part-time students: This module is delivered by a combination of lectures and tutorials online. It will be supported by drop-in evening sessions and labs on campus. Assessments will primarily be online although exams will be held on campus with the full-time cohorts.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 46 46
Non-Contact Hours 104 104
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 4
Description: Coursework.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 3
Description: Closed book examination.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module has 2 components and to gain an overall pass a minimum D grade must be achieved in each component. The component weighting is as follows: C1 is worth 30% and C2 is worth 70%.
Coursework:
Examination: A B C D E F NS
A A A B B E E
B B B B C E E
C B C C C E E
D C C D D E E
E E E E E E F
F F F F F F F
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Mechanics of Solids (EN2701) and Dynamics (EN2500), or their equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 RAO, S.S., 2017. Mechanical Vibrations. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
2 THOMSON W.T., 2013. Theory of Vibrations with Application. 5th ed. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.
3 MERIAM, J.L. and KRAIGE, L.G., 2016. Engineering Mechanics -vol. 2 Dynamics. 8th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
4 HEARN, E.J., 1997. Mechanics of Materials, Vols. 1 & 2. 3rd ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
5 CASE, J., CHILVER, L. and ROSS, C.T.F., 1999. Strength of Materials and Structures. 4th ed. London: Arnold.
6 BENHAM, P.P., CRAWFORD, R.J. and ARMSTRONG, C.G., 1996. Mechanics of Engineering Materials. 2nd ed. Harlow: Longman.


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