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Module Title
Engineering Analysis 2
Reference EN4500 Version 3
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to analyse and predict the behaviour of engineering components and systems

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Recognise and explain the fundamental princples of finite element methods and use finite element methods to analyse static structures.
2 Apply reliability techniques to engineering components and systems and evaluate outcomes.
3 Interpret the vibrational behaviour of complex systems.
4 Understand and analyse the behaviour of shrink fit and compound cylindrical components.

Indicative Module Content
Introduction to finite element analysis; application of FE methods in the solution of static 2D problems; vibration analysis of multi degree-of-freedom and continuous systems to periodic and transient loading; reliability analysis of repairable and non-repairable systems; shrink fits; compound cylinders.

Module Delivery
Module delivered by means of lectures, tutorials and self-guided study, integrated with computer-based applications.

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: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 1
Description: Coursework assessment using FEA theory and software.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3, 4
Description: Closed book examination.

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

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Engineering Analysis 1 (EN3501)
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 FAGAN, M.J., 1992. Finite Element Analysis : Theory and Practice. Harlow: Longman.
2 O'CONNOR P.D.T., 2003. Practical Reliability Engineering. Chichester & NY: J Wiley & Sons.
3 DAVIDSON, J. AND HUNSLEY, C., 1994. The Reliability of Mechanical Engineering Systems. London: Mechanical Engineering Publications, IMechE.
4 KELLY S.G., 2012. Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Applications (SI edition), Cengage Learning.
5 RAO, S.S., 2011, Mechanical Vibrations (5th ed in SI units). Pearson Prentice Hall.


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