Core Module Information
Module title: Dynamics

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

Module code: MEC10707
Module leader: Pablo Jaen Sola
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics


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
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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:
Lectures introduce topics for study and computer activity provides application. The tutorials are supported by
mathematical software. Simulation software provides applications of the theory in engineering situations and reinforces the theory.
Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Mathematical and simulation software, MathCAD and MATLAB/Simulink, are used throughout. These are widely used in
industry and there is a demand for graduates with experience in the software.

Research/ teaching linkages
The teaching team engage in scholarly activity and attend events which keep them up to date with the subject material. The students are asked to research equations, data and current practice in the subject as part of their directed, independent
Supporting equality and diversity
The lecture and tutorial materials are available in and electronic format on Moodle to cater for the diverse student group.
Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students.

Formative Assessment:
Application of theory is supported by online tutorials in Moodle and which provide instantaneous feedback.

Summative Assessment:
Regular class tests delivered through Moodle (LOs 1-3) and final exam covering all LOs. Six tests are available on line at any time from week 2 to week 12 and is time limited to 2 hours.

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
Class Test 40 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, 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:
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