1.1 apply the relationship between longitudinal and transverse strain to determine the dimensional effects of uniaxial loading on a given material

Unit 4: F/601/1450 Mechanical Principles

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of

this unit a learner will:

Assessment criteria for pass

The learner can:

 

LO1 Be able to determine the

behavioural characteristics of

materials subjected to

complex loading systems

 

1.1 apply the relationship between longitudinal and

transverse strain to determine the dimensional

effects of uniaxial loading on a given material

1.2 determine the effects of two-dimensional and threedimensional

loading on the dimensions of a given

material

1.3 determine volumetric strain and change in volume

due to three-dimensional loading

1.4 apply the relationship between elastic constants

 

LO2 Be able to determine the

behavioural characteristics of

loaded beams and cylinders

 

2.1 apply the relationship between bending moment,

slope and deflection to determine the variation of

slope and deflection along a simply supported beam

2.2 determine the principal stresses that occur in a thinwalled

cylindrical pressure vessel

2.3 determine the distribution of the stresses that occur

in a pressurised thick-walled cylinder

 

LO3 Be able to determine the

dynamic parameters of power

transmission system elements

 

3.1 determine the dynamic parameters of a belt drive

3.2 determine the dynamic parameters of a friction

clutch

3.3 determine the holding torque and power transmitted

through compound and epicyclic gear trains

 

LO4 Be able to determine the

dynamic parameters of

rotating systems

 

4.1 determine the parameters of a slider-crank and a

four-bar linkage mechanism

4.2 determine the balancing masses required to obtain

dynamic equilibrium in a rotating system

4.3 determine the energy storage requirements of a

flywheel

4.4 determine the dynamic effects of coupling two freely

rotating systems.

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