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ES190 Dynamics and Thermodynamics

  • Module code: ES190
  • Module name: Dynamics and Thermodynamics
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To present the fundamental concepts of dynamic mechanical systems and the nature of thermodynamic systems that underpin many branches of engineering science.

Principal learning outcomes

Dynamic Mechanics: To understand the basic principles that operate in dynamic mechanical systems, and to achieve an understanding of Kinematics in 1-D and 2-D space using Cartesian and polar co-ordinate systems. Dynamic Mechanics: To be able to quantify Kinetic problems in 1-D, with some applications considering variable acceleration. Dynamic Mechanics: To appreciate impulse-momentum and energy methods and their application to quantify dynamic engineering systems. Thermodynamics: To develop an understanding of the thermodynamic properties of systems, the nature of heat, and apply this knowledge. Thermodynamics: To be able to apply 1st Law of Thermodynamics in open and closed systems. Thermodynamics: To be able to apply the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics and understand entropy and apply this knowledge. Whole course: To develop an ability to make appropriate assumptions to simplify and thus model real-life Engineering problems.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hours of lectures, 4 hours examples classes (2 classes for each of Dynamics and Thermodynamics), 4 hours revision lectures, 2 x 4 hours of laboratory exercises, 2 hours on-line tests and 2 hours laboratory briefings Total of 50 hours.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year1

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples) and past examination questions.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES190-15)
D3 (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Assignment 1 15%
  Laboratory Assignment 2 15%
  Written Examination 70%
D5 (Assessed/examined work) Laboratory Assignment 1 15%
  Laboratory Assignment 2 15%
  Written Examination (resit) 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 1
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 1
  • BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H161) - Year 1
  • MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering (H163) - Year 1
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 1
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 1
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 1
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 1
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 1
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (H606) - Year 1
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 1
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 1
  • BEng Systems Engineering (HH35) - Year 1
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 1
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 1
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A