Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
|Course code GENG1001||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering|
Introduces some basic principles of engineering mechanics in as simple a manner as possible. The course covers a basic introduction to both statics and dynamics. Emphasis is placed upon the gaining of real understanding of the laws and principles of mechanics.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the end of the course the student will have:|
- a basic understanding of the laws and principles of mechanisms.
- the ability to analyse and solve simple problems in mechanics.
- an understanding of the assumptions and limitations of the approach used.
|Content||Part 1 - Statics|
- Basic assumptions of theory of structures: ideal materials, small deflections.
- Redundancy, stability.
- Stress, strain, extension of bars.
- Bending Moment and Shear Force diagrams for simple beams.
- Properties of areas.
- Stresses due to bending: normal and shear.
- Column buckling.
Part 2 - Dynamics
- Kinematics and Kinetics in Cartesian, normal, tangential, and polar coordinate systems.
- Rectilinear and curvilinear motion.
- Newton's laws of motion.
- Work and energy.
- Conservative systems.
- Impulse and momentum.
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for GENG1001|