Engineering and design
Module code: H1040
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Workshop
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework
Topics covered on this module include:
- Forces, equilibrium and stability, in particular an analysis of (statically determinate) frameworks, mechanical advantage, friction, buckling, beam bending and torsion in a shaft.
- Distance, velocity and acceleration; simple vibration.
- Thermal properties of solids, liquids and gases; gas laws; equivalence of work and heat (1st Law); introduction to thermodynamic cycle analysis.
- Simple DC Circuits
- Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s laws; formation of equivalent circuits.
- AC Circuits
- Waveforms, current and voltage in AC circuits; capacitance, inductance and the concept of reactance; introduction to three-phase AC.
- Diodes; transistors; characteristics of amplifiers (gain, frequency response and feedback).
- Simple relations of electromagnetic theory; applications to electrical machines.
Module learning outcomes
- Have knowledge of underlying concepts and principles in electrical and mechanical technology
- Apply their knowledge of mechanical and electrical technology to practical design problems.