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Engineering Mechanics 2 - Dynamics and Vibration

Module Aims

  • This module aims to provide the essential mechanical science knowledge needed by all engineering disciplines, whilst laying the necessary foundation for more advanced mechanical engineering studies with more focus on dynamics.

  • It provides a basis for the students 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.

  • The course covers all topics in dynamics mechanics including: different types of motions (linear, circular, and projectile); force, momentum and impulse; bodies in rotation; work and power; torque, angular momentum and energy; vibrations.

  • Different analytical/numerical methods will be taught and implemented for several typical mechanical structures.

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.