Module Code: ENG1008 
Module Title: STATICS & DYNAMICS 

Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng

Short Name: SE0107

Level: HE1

Module Coordinator: HOWARD CM Mr (C, C & E Eng)

Number of credits: 10

Number of ECTS credits: 5




Module Availability 
Semester 2 


Assessment Pattern 
Unit(s) of Assessment

Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

Unseen examination (Learning outcomes assessed  b,c,d,e)

75

Coursework and tutorial participation (Learning outcomes assessed  a, b, c, d, e, f)

25

Qualifying Condition(s)
An overall mark of 40% is required to pass the module.




Module Overview 
The module consists of two parts: Statics and Dynamics. Statics is the study of the forces within structures and the deflection of structures under applied loads; Dynamics is the study of the motion of objects under applied forces and the mathematical modelling of physical phenomena. 


Prerequisites/Corequisites 
Normal entry requirements for a degree course in Engineering



Module Aims 
To provide students with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of engineering analysis, as applied to:
· The strength and stiffness of statically determinate structures with uniaxial stress fields;
· The motion of systems of particles and rigid bodies with and without mass and/or external forces.




Learning Outcomes 
Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
a) Explain the principle of static equilibrium;
b) Solve for stresses and deflections in simply loaded 2D trusses and 1D beams;
c) Solve for stresses and deflections of members under bending and torsion loads;
d) Discuss the principle of conservation of momentum and its relevance to physical phenomena and engineering practice;
e) Solve for the motion of single degreeoffreedom rigidbody systems with external applied forces;
f) Analyse simple dynamic systems




Module Content 
Statics
 Equilibrium and free body diagrams (2D structures and systems)
 Trusses (method of joints, 2D determinate systems)
 Bending moment and shear force diagrams in beams (determinate straight beams, concentrated and uniformly distributed loads, using equilibrium)
 Properties of areas (centre of gravity/area, second moment of area about an axis and point)
 Direct normal and shear stress
 Bending stresses in beams
 Torsion in thinwalled shafts
Dynamics
· Principles of displacement, velocity and acceleration
· Coordinate systems, vectors and vector notation
· Relative motion
· Freebody diagrams
· Conservation of linear momentum (collisions, internal and external forces, impulse, constrained motion)
· Angular momentum of particles
· Conservation of angular momentum and rigid bodies (external moments, moments and products of inertia, constrained motion)




Methods of Teaching/Learning 
10 hours lectures and tutorials in statics, 10 hours lectures and tutorials in dynamics, and 60 hours independent learning.
Total student learning time 100 hours.



Selected Texts/Journals 
Recommended Reading
Cain J and Hulse R, Structural Mechanics, Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. (ISBN 0333804570)
Gere JM and Goodno BJ, Mechanics of Materials, 7^{th} SI ed, Cengage Learning, 2009. (ISBN 100495438073), or any SI edition
Hibbler RC, Statics, 12^{th} SI ed, Pearson, (ISBN 109810681348), or any SI edition
Gordon JE, Structures or Why Things Don't Fall Down, Da Paco Press. (ISBN 0306812835)
Meriam, J. L. and Kraige, L. G. Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, 6th Ed., SI Version (ISBN 9780471787037), or any SI edition.
Beer, F. P., Johnston, E. R. and Clausen, W. E. Vector Mechanics for Engineers, 8th SI Ed. (ISBN 9780071273602), or any SI edition.




Last Updated 
1st October 2010



