Short Title:Mechanics 3
Full Title:Mechanics 3 (Semester 4)
Module Code:MECH H2007
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:MARK CONNOLLY
Module Description:This subject equips the student with a fundamental understanding of mechanics of machines. It will provide the student with analytical and practical skills for the solution of problems in this area.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Perform calculations involving angular motion, torque, moment of inertia and centripetal/centrifugal force, as well as work, power and energy in rotational systems.
LO2 Calculate work, power and energy in linear systems, solve problems involving momentum and relative velocity.
LO3 Describe and evaluate mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and efficiency of simple machines; Draw & interpret Load Effort graphs; Describe different gear types and their applications; and calculate the gear speeds, power transmitted and efficiencies of simple and compound gear trains.
LO4 Describe different types of clutches used in power transmission and their characteristics; and Perform calculations relating to power transmission by plate clutch systems.
LO5 Describe different types of belts used in power transmission and their characteristics; and Perform calculations relating to power transmission by both flat and V-belt systems.
LO6 Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments, analyse and interpret the data, and write formal technical reports.
LO7 Execute appropriate safety procedures and standards whilst using laboratory equipment.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Centrifugal Force (assessment by individual in-lab assessment sheet) 1,6,7 5.00 Week 2
Other Work, Power & Energy lab: (assessed by individual in-class sheet) 2,6,7 5.00 Week 3
Other Flywheel: Group designs the lab to find out Moment of Inertia and Radius of Gyration of a given flywheel 1,2,6 5.00 Week 4
Written Report Flywheel: group carries out their experiment and individual submits a lab report 1,2,6,7 10.00 Week 6
Other Gears Lab: MA, VR and efficiency over various loads (assessed by individual in-class sheet) 3,6,7 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 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
Independent Learning Time Review notes, practice problems, write reports 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 Theory and worked examples 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Review notes, practice problems, write reports 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Course Notes.
Recommended Book Resources
  • W. Bolton 2006, Mechanical Science, Ed 1 Ed., Blackwell Science
  • Hannah J. and Hillier M.J., 1999, Mechanical Engineering Science (for early part of course), 3rd Ed Ed., Prentice Hall
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 4 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 4 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 4 Mandatory