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Engineering Mechanics II

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Engineering Mechanics II
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016
Module code: FT09.1
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam 90 min.

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

FT09.1 (P242-0089) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015 , semester 2, mandatory course
FT09.1 (P242-0089) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 2, mandatory course
FT09.1 (P242-0089) Automotive Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
FT04.3 Engineering Mechanics I

[updated 12.07.2015]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
FT16.1 Vehicle Superstructures and Lightweight Construction
FT19.1 Passive Vehicle Safety
FT20 Electric Vehicle Drive Systems
FT26.1 Project Work 1

[updated 06.05.2016]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Gessat
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Gessat

[updated 12.07.2015]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to specify the conditions for uniform, uniformly accelerated motions and convert them into kinematic diagrams. In this context, they will be able to integrate/differentiate functions taking into account the initial conditions and convert results for accelerations, velocities and distances into other units.
Students will be able to explain the terms translation, rotation and general motion of a rigid body. They will be able to apply the Euler equation for velocity and acceleration on plane cases.
They will be able to calculate mass moments of inertia and relate them to different axes.
Students will be able to explain D´Alembert´s principle.
They will be able to apply the laws between states of motion and resulting loads on rigid bodies.
Students will be able to mathematically describe and analyze basic forms of simple mechanical vibrations.

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Module content:
1. Kinematics of a point particle
2. Kinematics of a rigid body
3. Kinematics of mass point
4. Kinetics of rigid bodies
5. Mechanical oscillations

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