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Module Title
Engineering Analysis 3
Reference EN5500 Version 3
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable the student to understand, analyse and interpret the static and dynamic behaviour of engineering systems using advanced analysis and testing techniques.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Discuss FE principles used for dynamic analysis, analyse simple beam element model and compare with exact solution.
2 Use FE package to model dynamic behaviour of plate or beam structure and compare with experimental measurements.
3 Explain experimental modal analysis and evaluate dynamic behaviour of structures from measured data.
4 Relate and discuss shape functions and element formulations for higher order elements such as beams and plates.
5 Use FE package to model selected structural non-linearities.

Indicative Module Content
Multi-degree-of-freedom lumped parameter and continuous systems: Lagrangian dynamics. Matrix representation. Normal mode analysis. Principle coordinates. Orthogonality. Dealing with damping. Dynamic analysis using FEM: Elemental mass and stiffness matrices. Assembly of global matrices. Eigenvalue extraction. Practical limitations. Experimental modal analysis: Vibration measurement. Signal processing requirements. Excitation techniques. Frequency response function. Modal extraction techniques. Complex modes. Simplifying assumptions. FEM verification. Beam and Plate Elements: Shape Functions. Higher Order Element Formulations. Assembly and Solution of Matrix Equations. Structural Non-linearity using FEM: Inelastic materials. Contact Analysis. Newton-Raphson Method.

Module Delivery
Lectures and tutorials will be utilised to introduce the principal study topics, after which supervised laboratory and student centred case studies will be used to achieve the learning outcomes.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 35 35
Non-Contact Hours 115 115
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: 1, 2, 3
Description: Coursework coving the dynamics part of the module.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 4, 5
Description: Coursework covering the stress analysis part of the module.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve at least a 50% weighted average mark for both coursework Components. In addition you need to achieve at least 40% in both coursework Components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and above
B 60-69%
C 55-59%
D 50-54%
E 40-49%
F 39% and below
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CORREA, J., JUAN, C. A., LOZANO GUZMAN, A. A., 2020. Mechanical vibrations and condition monitoring, London : Academic Press, ISBN : 9780128203903
2 SZEIDL, G., KISS, L. P., 2020. Mechanical Vibrations, an introduction. SPRINGER NATURE, ISBN : 9783030450748
3 RAO, SINGIRESU S. 2018. Mechanical vibrations in SI units, 6th Edition, Harlow: Pearson, ISBN : 9781292178615
4 HAN, Q., WEI, J., HAN, Q., ZHANG, H., 2016. Dynamics and Vibration Analyses of Gearbox in Wind Turbine. Singapore : Springer Singapore, ISBN : 9789811027475
5 ZHUMING, B., 2019. Finite Element Analysis Applications: A Systematic and Practical, Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-809952-0

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