Short Title:Mechanics 1
Full Title:Mechanics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MECH H1004
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:FIONA MC EVOY
Module Description:The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of mechanical problems and apply mathematical formulae and techniques to their analysis. This subject forms the basis for further study in second and third year.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Calculate the resultant of a set of forces and resolve forces into their components.
LO2 Draw Free body diagrams.
LO3 Calculate the forces in each member of a framework.
LO4 Use the triangle of forces to solve problems of equilibrium under three forces.
LO5 Use the principle of moments to calculate the reactions for beams, simply supported and fixed.
LO6 Calculation of the Centre of Gravity of laminae.
LO7 Solve Linear Motion problems.
LO8 Describe and apply Newton’s Laws of Motion.
LO9 Describe Static and Dynamic Friction. Calculate friction force and coefficient of friction on a level and inclined plane.
LO10 An understanding of 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 Lab 1: Force board Experiment (assessed by individual report) 1,2,3,4,10 10.00 Week 3
Laboratory Lab 2: Moments Experiment (group in lab assessment) 1,2,5,10 5.00 Week 5
Laboratory Lab 3: Centre of Gravity Experiment (assessed by individual report) 1,6,10 10.00 Week 7
Laboratory Lab 4 Friction on level and inclined plane (group assessment) 2,9,10 5.00 Week 10
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 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 Theory and worked examples 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Tutorial or Lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory and worked examples 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Tutorial or Lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Timothy A. Philpot 2016, Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 4th Edition, 4th Edition Ed., Wiley Global Education [ISBN: 1119340780]
  • W. Bolton, Newnes 2006, Engineering science [ISBN: ISBN: 9780750680837]
  • Hughes E and Hughes C 1997, Engineering Science, Longman Scientific and Technical
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 2 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 2 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 2 Mandatory