Level 5 – Advanced Mechanical Principles
Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 5 Engineering – Advanced Mechanical Principles
|Tecol Unit Code:
|Level 5 Unit
|Study + Assessment Time:
|60 + 90 Hours
|15 credit unit
This unit can be studied as part of a BTEC HND in Engineering.
A mechanical engineer is required to have an advanced knowledge of most of the machinery used within the engineering industry, and should understand the physical laws that influence their operation.
The aim of this unit is to continue covering the topics discussed in Unit 9: Mechanical Principles. It will provide you with advanced knowledge of the mechanical theories associated with engineering applications. Topics included in this unit are: Poisson’s Ratio and typical values of common materials; the relationship between the elastic constants such as Bulk Modulus, Modulus of Elasticity, Modulus of Rigidity; the relationship between bending moment, slope and deflection in beams; calculating the slope and deflection for loaded beams using Macaulay’s method; analysing the stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels; and stresses in thick-walled cylinders, flat and v-section belt drive theory.
On successful completion of this unit you will be able to have more advanced knowledge of mechanical principles to determine the behavioural characteristics of materials subjected to complex loading; assess the strength of loaded beams and pressurised vessels; determine specifications of power transmission system elements; and examine operational constraints of dynamic rotating systems.
By the end of this you will be able to:
1. Determine the behavioural characteristics of materials subjected to complex loading.
2. Assess the strength of loaded beams and pressurised vessels.
3. Analyse the specifications of power transmission system elements.
4. Examine operational constraints of dynamic rotating systems.
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