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ES480 - Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems

  • Module code: ES480
  • Module name: Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to deliver an overview of important techniques of engineering dynamics, and providing insight into advanced knowledge in kinematics, kinetics, and vibrations. The dynamics of engineering systems important to modern engineering applications such as spatial mechanisms and robots are examined. The complexities of kinematic and kinetic analysis of fully 3D motion will provide an appropriate challenge for the fourth year Master's level course.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to... • Autonomously identify mobility characteristics of 3D mechanical systems. • Perform advanced kinematic analysis on spatial mechanisms and robots using vector and matrix representations. • Evaluate complex mechanisms sensitivity to design parameters, and interpret usability. • Apply a systematic approach to the approximations of complex engineering problems to enable efficient analysis with acceptable predictive accuracy and so apply a practical treatment to engineering uncertainty. • Use either Newtonian method or virtual work principle to evaluate the motions produces by driving forces, or the reaction forces and driving forces necessary to generate specific motions of 3D mechanical systems, e.g, robotic mechanisms. • Predict forces and motions of important special cases of general motion such as gyroscopes.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hours of lectures 2 hours of examples / revision classes. Total 32 hours

Departmental link

www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4/es480/

Other essential notes

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

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES480-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Computer-based Modelling Assignment 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 80%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60C) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H60D) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H635) - Year 4
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year (H636) - Year 5
  • MEng Electronic Engineering with Year in Research (H637) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5