Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications.

Course Code: L3E-A03
Enrolment Fee: £195.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering
Accreditation: TECOL
Study Time: 60 Hours
Requirements: Age – Min. 16 Yrs

This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering, or as part of an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Diploma (9 units) in Engineering.  

Aim and purpose

This unit gives you the opportunity to further extend their knowledge of static and dynamic mechanical principles and to apply them to solving engineering problems.

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Unit introduction

This unit will build on the your knowledge of underpinning mechanical principles and the way they affect the design, operation, testing and servicing of machines and mechanisms. The component parts of a mechanical system are very often subjected to loads and may be used to transmit force. It is essential that they are fit for purpose so that costly breakdowns and accidents are avoided. Design engineers must be able to predict the stresses to which engineering components will be subjected and ensure an appropriate level of safety.

Knowledge of stress analysis will include stress due to bending, stress due to torsion and the effects of two-dimensional and three dimensional loading. Techniques of vector addition and vector subtraction are applied to the operation of plane linkage mechanisms to determine the output characteristics for given input conditions. Understanding of mechanical oscillations in engineering systems. The concept of simple harmonic motion is introduced and expressions are derived for its parameters. These are then applied to freely vibrating systems such as mass-spring systems and the simple pendulum.

The unit as a whole provides an opportunity for investigative, relevant and active study that will enhance the your ability to solve engineering problems.

On completion of this unit you should:

1 Be able to determine the effects of uniaxial and complex loading on engineering components

2 Be able to determine the stress due to bending in beams and torsion in power transmission shafts

3 Be able to determine relative and resultant velocity in engineering systems

4 Be able to determine the characteristics of simple harmonic motion in engineering systems.