Short Title:Mechanics & Materials
Full Title:Mechanics & Materials
Module Code:MECH H3007
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:BRIAN O BRIEN
Module Description:The first aim of this subject is to describe and analyse vibrations and their role in mechanical systems. The second aim of the module is to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of engineering materials. It also aims to provide the student with further understanding of the relationship between materials microstructure and associated material properties. The concept of fracture toughness and designing against catastrophic failure using fracture mechanics is introduced. This is achieved through lectures in materials science and engineering.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe simple harmonic motion systems.
LO2 Analyse the free and damped vibration behaviour of single degree of freedom systems.
LO3 Calculate the critical speed of rotating shafts and their deflections.
LO4 Determine the criteria to balance rotating systems and the magnitude and direction of the out of balance forces.
LO5 An understanding of appropriate safety procedures and standards whilst using laboratory equipment.
LO6 Explain the different phase diagram types and application of the lever rule in calculating phase percentages. Describe the effects of manufacturing processes on micro-structure and properties
LO7 Calculate fatigue life using Miner's Law, use of Soderburg, Gerber & Goodman methods of design regarding fatigue
LO8 Explain the relevance of creep, fracture mechanics & fracture toughness. Use appropriate methods to improve design and material selection to prevent catastrophic failure.
LO9 Write technical reports, describe experiments and present and analyse experimental data.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Free & Damped Vibration 2,5,9 10.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Whirling Lab 3,5,9 4.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Balancing 4,5,9 4.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Fatigue testing of Engineering Materials 6,7,8,9 12.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9 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 Materials 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Mechanics 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lab Mechanics & Materials Labs 1.00 Every Week 1.00
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 Materials 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Mechanics 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Mechanics & Materials Labs 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Class Lecture Materials Notes
  • Class lecture Mechanics notes
Recommended Book Resources
  • Ginsberg, Mechanical & Structural Vibrations Theory & Applications, Wiley
  • D. H. Bacon, R. C. Stephens, Mechanical Technology,, 3rd Ed Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Stephens & Hannah, Mechanics of Machines, Arnold
  • Magd Abdel Wahab, Dynamics and vibration, Chichester, England ; John Wiley, c2008. [ISBN: 978-0470723005]
  • W. Callister, Materials Science and Engineerinng, Wiley
  • D. Askeland, The Science of Engineering of Materials, Thomson
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 6 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 6 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 6 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 6 Mandatory