Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 2
Target Students: Second year students in mechanical engineering and any other students who fulfill the prerequisites. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: Basic mechanics from A-level Physics or equivalent. The Dynamics part of MM1EM1 Electromechanical Systems 1 is a prerequisite.
|MM1EM1||Electromechanical Systems 1|
Summary of Content: Dynamics: Rigid body kinematics and dynamics in planar motion, planar mechanisms, velocity and acceleration diagrams. Structural vibration: Free and forced vibration of damped single degree of freedom structures, vibration isolation, free vibration of multi-degree of freedom structures, experimental modal analysis, shaft whirl and beam vibration. Control: Representation and analysis of simple control systems, PID control, stability of feedback systems.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||22 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Practical||11 weeks||2 per week||3 hours|
|Seminar||22 weeks||1 per week||1 hour|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||80||3 hour exam|
|Coursework 1||10||Dynamics case study|
|Coursework 2||8||Laboratory report: Modal testing|
|Coursework 3||2||Control depending on student preference|
Dr D Branson
Education Aims: This module aims to introduce concepts of rigid body dynamics, vibrations and feedback control, and develop the student's ability to analyse these aspects in simplified engineering situations.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
Offering School: Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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