Module Title:Static Mechanics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The student will be exposed to learning experiences grounded in both classroom and virtual practice. The experiences will be linked through collective analysis, teamwork, and individual challenges.
Module Aim: To provide the student with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles of Static Mechanics
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Interpret written descriptions of practical static problems.
LO2 Translate written descriptions of static systems into mathematical form as part of the solution.
LO3 Select appropriate mathematical formulae for a given problem and solve.
LO4 Perform experiments on mechanical engineering science topics and interpret the results.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Units of Measurement
International system of units. Mass, Length, Time, Density, Force, Weight
Strength of Materials
Direct Stress and Strain. Hooke’s Law. Modulus of elasticity. Factor of Safety.
Moments of Forces
Principle of Moments. Static Equilibrium. Reaction Forces. Applications of Moments.
Static Friction
Static Friction Coefficient, Coulombs Laws. Non-Parallel Applied Force.
Simple Frameworks
Triangle of Forces. Polygon of Forces. Parallelogram of Forces. Resolution of forces. Struts and Ties.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination In class/online assessment 1,2,3 10.00 Week 6
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Written lab reports for a number of lab experiments: Triangle of Forces, Static Friction Coefficient, Centre of Gravity, Young’s Modulus, Hooke’s Law, Modulus of Rigidity 1,2,3,4 20.00 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Computer Competencies Assignment 1,2,3,4 10.00 End-of-Semester
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam An end of module terminal examination assessing all content covered from week 1. 1,2,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 4.33
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Robotics and Automated Systems 1 Mandatory
CW_EEMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EERAS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Automated Systems 1 Mandatory