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Dynamic Mechanics and Thermofluids

Module aims:

  • Following the first year “Mechanics and Energy Methods” topic; this module aims to provide the essential and fundamental knowledge of mechanical science needed by all engineering disciplines, whilst laying the necessary foundation for more advanced mechanical engineering studies with more focus on dynamics as well as thermo-fluids.
  • This module therefore provides a basis for the learners to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of mechanical and physics principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in mechanical and related engineering disciplines, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context and to support their understanding of future developments and technologies.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate understanding of theoretical engineering principles and the ability to apply them to simulate and analyse practical engineering problems through development of numerical and analytical skills leading to a problem-solving thinking study and lifetime training approach.

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of theoretical engineering principles in dynamic mechanics and apply it to model, analyse and simulate practical engineering problems.
  • Apply the basic relations between the forces acting on a rigid body, its mass and shape and calculate the resulting motion.
  • Comprehend underlying concepts related to dynamic mechanics which govern the operation and performance of mechanical engineering components and systems
  • Develop numerical and analytical skills leading to a problem-solving thinking; Understand and apply linear vibration theory.
  • Apply both kinematics and kinetics principles for rigid body plane motion and vibration (damped/forced), and develop dynamics problem-solving skills for mechanical components.
  • Describe the concepts and equations governing heat transfer.
  • Model and solve both steady-state and transient heat transfer problems of engineering importance.
  • Understand the basic concepts of fluid mechanics.
  • Apply the continuity, momentum and Bernoulli's equations to engineering problems.
  • Use dimensional analysis; calculate the pressure losses in duct/pipe flows.