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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PDES1170 Statics

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Professor David C Barton
Email: D.C.Barton@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

Co-requisites

PDES 1130

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

- understand the fundamental principles of statics relevant to Product Designers;
- appreciate the application of statics to subsequent courses;
- possess the ability to communicate with other technically based disciplines within the Faculty.

Learning outcomes
AIM
To introduce students to some of the basis problems of engineering statics which they can encounter during product design process.

OUTCOMES
By the end of the module, students should be able (at a basic level) to:
- identify the typical forces within the structures
- perform calculations of typical forces within the structures
- appreciate influence of basic engineering principles of statics on product design
- appreciate the shapes and structures chosen for a number of common artefacts
- understand the place of materials selection in the design process
- appreciate the application of statics to subsequent courses.

SKILLS OUTCOMES
Students will have the opportunity to develop the following skills through this module:
- problem analysis
- problem solving
- independent learning.


Syllabus

- Statics - the definition and concept of equilibrium
- Definition of forces, stresses and strains
- Elasticity, Hookes Law and the behaviour of simple spring systems
- Statical determinacy
- Support conditions
- Resolution and addition of forces
- Frameworks
- Moments and couples
- Bending moments and shear force diagrams for simple supported beams
- Centroids of area, neutral axis and second moment of area.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment12.002.00
Lecture221.0022.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Lecture preparation (1hr/lecture)
- Revision
- Completion of coursework (portfolio items).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Via the portfolio.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioIndividual portfolio - Set in stages.40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/02/2016

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