10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The course covers two subject areas related to design: engineering drawing and simple mechanics of structures. An introduction to the principles of representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions is given through a series of lectures and drawing exercises. Also, the range of drawing types, from block diagrams to technical detail drawings, are considered. In the mechanics element of the course, the background principles of solid mechanics are introduced. This leads to practical results that can be applied to mechanical design problems typical of process plant equipment, e.g. pressure vessels. A selection of structural materials is covered.

Staff Contact: Dr AD Salman, Dr Y Makkawi
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Drawing Classes
Assessment: Coursework

Notes: Forms part of a degree programme accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute.

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