Mechanics of Mechanisms and Robots (870H1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

The module will cover the analysis of motion of solid bodies under the action of forces.

Starting with Newton’s laws, the motion of particles, solid bodies and assemblies will be analysed.

The study of the fundamental types of motion of free solids will form the basis for the analysis of motion of mechanisms.

Relative motion in an assembly will be studied from the perspective of relative trajectory, velocity and acceleration in systems typical to robotic systems.

Teaching

77%: Lecture
23%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Project)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 39 hours of contact time and about 111 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.