Module title: Mechanics and Thermofluids

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC08102
Module leader: Colin Boswell
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

MEC07100 Engineering Principles (Mechanical)
Examples of equivalent learning : Engineering Principles (Mechanical) equivalent to SCQF level

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jorge Kubie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs 1 to 3
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. WebCT is used to present the material and to inform the students about the developments. The learning outcomes are delivered using all available methods.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/scholarship
The main skills are (a) ability to grasp key concepts pertinent to the successful analyses and design of simple mechanical and thermofluid systems, (b) the communication of ideas and analytical and reflective thinking through consideration of systems components and characteristics. Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions. Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Assessment (Formative and Summative)
Formative and summative assessment (LOs 1 to 3) is carried out through the coursework and end of module examination.
Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module.

Supporting equality and diversity
The style, pace of presentation and lecture notes are continually monitored and reviewed through feedback from students to ensure that they are suitable for all types of students, e.g. part-time, full-time, mature, overseas and those with special needs. All material is available on WebCT to cater for the diverse student group. Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Internationalisation
The principles covered in this module apply to the field of mechanical engineering anywhere in the world. All symbols, units, nomenclature and other parameters used in the teaching of this module are of international standards.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 61
Independent Learning Guided independent study 76.5
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2.5
Total Study Hours199
Expected Total Study Hours for Module199


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 50 1,2 3 11 HOURS= 10, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 3 14/15 HOURS= 2.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

• Force and stress systems (equilibrium, force and moments in bending, stress)
• Stress-strain in direct loading and torsion (stress-strain relationship, torsion of shafts)
• Stress due to bending of beams (pure bending and excentric loading)
• Deflection due to bending of beams (curvature, slope and deflection, various methods)
• Flow in pipes (types of flow, Reynolds number, continuity equation)
• Application of momentum and energy equations (Bernoulli equation, losses in pipes)
• One dimensional heat transfer (conduction, convection, extended surfaces)
• Thermodynamic cycles (heat engines, analysis, performance)

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module you will be able to:
LO1: understand some of the more advanced principles of Mechanics and Thermofluids
LO2: assess the advantages and limitations of models, equations and formulae
LO3: use the principles of Mechanics and Thermofluids to solve engineering problems

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - BIRD, J, AND ROSS, C. (2015) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES: ROUTLEDGE, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781138781573
Recommended - DOUGLAS, J.F., GASIOREK, J.M, SWAFFIELD, J. AND JACK, L. (2011) FLUID MECHANICS: PRENTICE HALL, 6th ed. - ISBN: 9780273717720
Recommended - INCROPERA, F.P, DEWITT, D.P., BERGMAN, T.L. AND LAVINE, A.S. (2013) PRINCIPLES OF HEAT AND MASS HEAT TRANSFER: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9780470646151
Recommended - MORAN, M.J. AND SHAPIRO, H.N. (2010) FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS: JOHN WILEY & SONS, 6th ed. - ISBN: 9780470540190
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