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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, analyse and solve engineering mechanics problems in the dynamic context by applying suitable engineering analysis theory and methods and present their work to a professional standard.
- Perform experiments to quantify the dynamic characteristics and response of simple objects working individually and as a team in a safe manner and report their outcomes to a professional standard in written form.
- Understand the basic principles of vibration analysis and apply them to correctly model the dynamic behaviour of simple single degree of freedom systems.
- Apply dynamic analysis, problem solving and teamwork skills in the design, construction and testing of an engineering quality product by working safely and ethically as part of a multicultural and multi-gender team and report the process, findings and outcomes to a professional standard in oral and written form.
- 1. Introduction / motion of a point
- 2. Motion of a point / force, mass, and acceleration
- 3. Energy methods
- 4. Momentum methods
- 5. Planar kinematics of rigid bodies
- 6. Planar dynamics of rigid bodies
- 7. Flexible / revision
- 8. Energy and momentum in rigid bodies (1)
- 9. Energy and momentum in rigid bodies (2)
- 10. Lab briefing / vibrations
- 11. 3D kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies
- 12. Vibrations
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
The subject aims at developing the students’ conceptual understanding and problem solving skills required to determine and identify various machine motions, and their force and torque effects, particularly in terms of kinematics and kinetics of rotating and translating rigid members, and the mechanical transmission of power. This subject lays a solid foundation for more advanced subjects undertaken in higher years such as Seakeeping and Manoeuvring, Mechanics of Marine Machinery Systems and Structural Analysis.
Topics covered in this subject include kinematics of particles, rectilinear motion, curvilinear motion, Newton's second law, energy and momentum methods, friction, systems of particles, moment of inertia, harmonic motion and vibration. In addition, the student will also develop his/her practical engineering and teamwork skills by taking part in a problem based learning activity conducted throughout the semester.
- closed book (50%)
- Laboratory/practical & report (30%)
- problem solving exercise (20%)