Aims/Description: This unit furthers the fundamental concepts and techniques used in engineering mechanics (kinematics and dynamics), solid mechanics and thermodynamics/thermofluids. The derivation of equations of motion for systems of particles and rigid bodies with Newton-Euler adages will be studied as well as solid mechanics for 2D plane stress and strain. Students will be able to explain and comment on the design and operation of thermal turbomachines in detail. Moreover, they can evaluate the range of turbomachinery making them able to describe and analyse not only individual components but also entire assemblies. The students can assess and evaluate the effects of physical, economical and ecological boundary conditions.

Restrictions on availability: Foundation Degree, BEng, Higher Apprenticeship, Degree Apprenticeship students in relevant employment

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre):

Teaching timetable


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