Short Title:Mechanics 4
Full Title:Mechanics 4
Module Code:MECH H3003
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:STEPHEN TIERNAN
Module Description:This subject equips the student with detailed knowledge of theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques to analyse mechanical stress systems. This in turn will provide the students with the analytical ability and practical skills necessary in the workplace.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate the bending stress in beams, including asymmetrical beams and beams with UDL's, and composite beams.
LO2 Derive from first principles the slope and deflection of beams.
LO3 Use Macaulay’s method to calculate the slope and deflection of loaded beams.
LO4 Calculate stresses and deformation of thin cylinders under pressure.
LO5 Calculate stresses in thick cylinders using the Láme Theory.
LO6 Construct and evaluate principle stresses using Mohr’s circle, and by calculation, for various stress conditions.
LO7 Calculate safety factors using shear stress theory, max principle stress theory and max distortion energy theory.
LO8 Know when to apply stress concentrations and be able to calculate the concentration due to holes and steps in plates and shafts.
LO9 Calculate the buckling and instability loads of columns.
LO10 Write technical reports, describe experiments and present and analyse experimental data.
LO11 Apply appropriate safety procedures and standards whilst using laboratory equipment.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Slope & Deflection of beam (individual report)   15.00 Week 2
Laboratory Thin cylinders (assessment in lab)   5.00 Week 4
Laboratory Thick cylinders (assessment in lab)   5.00 Week 6
Laboratory Fatigue of Wire (S-N curves) (assessment in lab)   5.00 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hearn E.J, Mechanics of Materials Vol. 1& 2, Butterworth & Heinemann
  • EJ Hearn, Mechanics of Materials 1, Butterworth Heinemann
  • AC Ugural 2008, Mechanics of Materials, Wiley
  • Andew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas 2003, Mechanics of Materials, Thompson
  • P.Benham, R. Crawford and C. Armstrong, Mechanics of Engineering Materials, Addision-Wesley Pub. Co.
  • Timothy A. Philpot, 2010, Mechanics of Materials [ISBN: 978-0470565148]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 5 Mandatory