Module Title: Applied Physics for Agriculture 2 English
 Credits: 5
 NFQ Level: 6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, laboratories, demonstrations, research, project work and some study will be used to ensure the student has a wide range of experiences.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an in depth knowledge to the principles of physics and their importance and relevance to sustainable agricultural science and engineering. The module will develop practical laboratory skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply and solve formulae involving the motion of an object undergoing circular motion in relation to agricultural engineering applications.
LO2 Apply and solve formulae involving the dynamics of rotation in relation to agricultural engineering applications.
LO3 Analyse mathematically the applications of friction in mechanisms such as the plate and the cone-clutch with particular emphasis on agricultural emphasis on agricultural applications.
LO4 Balance systems of rotating masses in single-plane and multi-pane applications with particular emphasis on agricultural applications.
LO5 Contribute effectively, as an individual and as part of a group, to the planning and realization of investigations in a laboratory environment into the effects of applied forces on components. Report on the findings
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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## Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Motion in a circle
• Centripetal force. • Centrifugal force • Applications – Centrifugal clutch
Dynamics of Rotation
• Torque and angular acceleration. • Moment of Inertia. • Radius of Gyration. • Relationship between linear and angular motion – the hoist. • Kinetic energy of rotation. • Function of a flywheel.
Balancing of Rotating Masses
Single plate balancing. Multi-plane balancing.
Applications of friction in machines
• Laws of Friction. • Plate clutch. • Cone clutch. • Torque transmission in geared systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment70.00%
Practical30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class test 1,2 35.00 Week 5
Examination Class test 3,4 35.00 Week 12
 No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Conduct Applied Agricultural Science and Engineering Science Laboratory Experiments. Report on findings. 5 30.00 Every Week
 No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment