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Business, Engineering and Technology
On-campus block of classes
This module provides the students with analytical skills with regard to determining forces and stresses that exist in structures and machines. The module put an emphasis on static equilibrium of rigid bodies and fixed structures such as trusses and beams. It uses fundamental mathematics to formulate and solve equilibrium related problems.
The equilibrium aspect is being determined by using free body diagrams to simplify the system and subsequently applying appropriate boundary conditions. The end result of this analysis is the free body diagrams that are accurately presented with an objective of demonstrating logical approach to problem solving in engineering.
On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:
|1||Determine normal reaction and friction forces|
|2||Perform equilibrium calculations of particle and rigid bodies in various dimensions|
|3||Draw free body diagrams|
|4||Understand the principle of moments|
|5||Comprehend compound systems and their application|
|6||Determine forces in trusses|
|7||Perform calculations on bending moments and shear forces in determinate beams|
|8||Use appropriate methods to determine moments of inertia|
|9||Understand the parallel axis theorem and its application|
Coursework assessment: 30%
The primary objective of the module is to equip the students with the ability to determine various configurations of internal and external forces, and the manner in which these forces interact with each other to create a system of equilibrium. In this way the students will have the ability to take a more logical and systematic approach to performing essential calculations for systems in equilibrium. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, and tutorial work that will be done on an individual basis. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorials, class tests and a final examination.
Basic Mathematical Concepts, Basic Concepts in Physics
Advanced Mathematical Concepts