SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1H324746
Module Leader Babakalli Alkali
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to provide the students the basic knowledge of Mechanical engineering Science and Principles and apply them to the design and analysis of engineering components.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Forces: Units and dimensions, Type of forces, vector representation, laws of forces- Lami's theorem, law of triangle, law of polygon, parallelogram law- moment of forces, center of gravity and centroid, moment of inertia of plane figures, parallel axis theorem. Analysis of forces: Resolution, equilibrium conditions, support reactions, pin jointed frames, analysis of fames by method of joints. Introduction to beams and Bending: Introduction to different types of beams and loading. Shear force and bending moment diagram for cantilever and simply supported beams under point load only. Theory of simple bending, neutral axis, bending stress in simple symmetrical sections. Linear motion and Angular motion: Equations of motion, velocity and acceleration, relation between linear and angular motion, Newton's law of motion, momentum Dynamics: Displacements, velocity and acceleration, their relationship, relative motion, rectilinear and curvilinear motions, Newton's law, motion of rigid body, types and their analysis in planar motion, work energy equation of particles, impulse and momentum, impact of elastic bodies. Translation and rotation of rigid bodies, velocity and acceleration, general plane motion. Friction: Types of friction, laws, coefficient of friction, friction on inclined plane Vibration Simple harmonic motion, types of vibration, degree of freedom analysis of frequency for a spring mass system, springs in series, parallel and combined

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Describe the principles of statics and apply in two dimensional force systems. (AM1, AM4, AM8).2. Analyse the forces in members of pin jointed frames (AM1, AM8, AM5) 3. Determine the center of gravity and moment of inertia of plane figures (AM1, AM5)4. Explain the principles of dynamics and apply in two dimensional force systems. (AM1, AM4, AM8)5. Illustrate the basic laws of friction. (AM1, AM4, AM8)6. Identify the types of vibration and frequency for a spring mass system.(AM1))

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on lectures supported by tutorial sessions. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies.

Indicative Reading

Text books : -360 1) Irving H (1993). Shames, Engineering Mechanic: Prentice-Hall 2) Abdul Mubeen (2006), Mechanics of Solids: Pearson Education Asia. 3) E.P.Popov (2002), Mechanics of Materials : Prentice Hall of India Private Limited References: -360 1. R. C. Hibbeler (1992), Engineering Mechanics statics and dynamics: McMillan Publication. 2. F. P. Beer and E. R. Johnson (2003) Mechanics for Engineers - Statics Fourth Edition : McGraw-Hill Publication. 3. F. P. Beer and E. R. Johnson (2003), Mechanics for Engineers - Dynamics Fourth Edition: McGraw-Hill Publication. 4. J. L. Meriam and Craige John (1996), Engineering Mechanics statics and dynamics : Willey and Son's publication. 5. S. P. Timoshenko and D. H. Young, Engineering Mechanics. ( 2008), McGraw-Hill publication. 6. F L Singer(2009), Engineering Mechanics :Harper and Rowe publication

Transferrable Skills

Tutorials provide: Development of skills in problem solving, numerical analysis Laboratories provide: Practical , Interpersonal/team skills Reports provide: Writing skill /Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00
Tutorials (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 35% Mid-Term Test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours
Exam (Exams Office) 2.00 50.00 35% Final Examination - Unseen written examination-2 Hours
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% Lab report of 1500 words + Lab test