Core Module Information
Module title: Mechanics

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

Module code: MEC10706
Module leader: Pablo Jaen Sola
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Module title Engineering Applications
Examples of equivalent learning Mechanics & Engineering Design and CAD equivalent to SCQF
level 9

Description of module content:

Revision of stress and strain in common engineering structures
Revision of 1D heat transfer
Theory of finite elements
Procedure for creating finite element models
Choice of element type
Axis symmetric models
Problems of re-entrant corners
Application of loads and constraints
Solution and presentation of results from finite element analysis
Interpretation of stress and heat transfer results from finite element analysis
Validation of finite element models

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Analyse structures, using finite element software to determine stress, deformation resulting from specified loading and
LO2: Validate the results of a finite element analysis by comparison with standard calculations
LO3: Understand finite element theory and software coding and their influence on the interpretation of results from a finite
element analysis;
LO4: Judge the significance of results from a finite element analysis in terms of structural integrity, design
goals, liability and litigation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pablo Jaen Sola
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is delivered through an integrated combination of lectures and practical exercises. Lectures introduce the theory
and guide students to sources for further research to support the learning outcomes. Tutorials that draw from a question bank
reinforce the lectures and provide immediate feedback of learning. These are supported by Mathematical software to provide
templates for theory and calculations. Practical application of the analysis technique is achieved in a computing laboratory in
which models are generated, solved and results interpreted..
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Structures commonly met in engineering are analysed using conventional calculations and industry standard tools.

Formative Assessment:
On-line tutorials provide formative assessment and provide immediate feedback to staff and students on progress and learning.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is through online tests which draw from the same question bank as the tutorials.
On-line tests - 4 on line tests are available on line between weeks 1 and 12. Each test has 10 questions.
On-line assignments - Four Power Point presentations submitted as assignments each presenting the results of a finite element analysis which have been interpreted and validated. An opinion on the structural integrity will also be expressed. The quality of the work is assessed using a grading form which is made available to the students. The presentations are between 10 and 15 slides and submitted throughout the semester following the practical laboratory.
Centrally timetabled exam - Four questions from five are answered in a supervised examination lasting 3 hrs.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 72
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
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 20 1 - 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 20 1 - 4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1 - 4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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