Mechanics of Machines module (ME22002)

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In this module, you will learn how to design and undertake analysis of machines. These core skills are essential for you as an engineer working in mechanical, biomedical, or renewable industries. You will be introduced to key techniques that are needed when designing manufacturing technologies, including cars, airplanes, wind turbines, and key technologies used in hospitals as a biomedical engineer. 

You will learn about vibrations in machines and how to eliminate them through damping and balancing as well as learning about common power transmission systems and how to analyse and design them. The module will also provide you with a deeper understanding of dynamics and show you how to apply this understanding to the analysis of how machines move, transmit power, and perform tasks. 

Topics include: 

  • Reliability and Testing 
  • Vibration and Damping 
  • Balancing of Rotating Machinery 
  • Gear Trains 
  • Belt Drives 
  • Flywheels 
  • Work and Energy 
  • Impulse, Momentum, and Collisions 
  • Angular Momentum, Torque, and Moment of Inertia 
  • Relative Motion and Velocity/Acceleration Diagrams 


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