Core Module Information
Module title: Dynamics

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

Module code: MEC10107
Module leader: Pablo Jaen Sola
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Equations of motion of single degree of freedom systems
Frequency response functions
Solution of the differential equations for single degree of freedom systems
Natural frequency and damping ratio
Analysis of multiple degree of freedom systems using a Lagrangian approach
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors for multiple degree of freedom systems
Modes of vibration
Vibration of beams
Random vibrations, Fourier transforms and power spectral density
Simulation of vibrating systems
Amplitude probability functions, Gaussian distribution function
Rayleigh probability distribution of fatigue cycles and their use in Miner's rule

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Formulate and solve the equations of motion of Single and multiple degree of freedom damped spring
mass systems and also the equations of motion of continuously distributed mass systems;
LO2: Frequency response functions and power spectral density
LO3: Assess the integrity of structures subject to metal fatigue from excitation that is random in amplitude;
LO4: Simulate the vibration of systems in dynamic simulation and mathematical software.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Colin Boswell
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1-3 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Dynamics Bibliography