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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BENG (HONS) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (3+0)


IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND

SEPTEMBER 2017
ASSIGNMENT 1 of 3

EAT 216
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING

Section A: Statics
QUESTION 1
The 4-m-long beam in Figure Q1 carries a uniform distributed load of 200 kN/m at
right side of the beam between B and C. The beam is supported by a pin at A and a
roller at B. Neglect the weight of beam.

Figure Q1

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Task: Submit: Marks:
FBD 1
1. Draw the free body diagram (FBD) of the beam.
2. Calculate the external reaction forces at point A and B. Hand 1
calculations
3. Write down expressions for internal force system (the Hand written 2
shear force and the bending moment) between point A and B as equations
a function of x.
4. Write down expressions for internal force system (the Hand written 3
shear force (V) and the bending moment (M) ) between point B equations
and C as a function of x.
5. Write a Matlab script to represent the expressions for Matlab script m- 2
file
the shear force (V) and the bending moment (M) from x =
0to x = 2 and x = 2 to x = 4. You will need to use m file to
write the functions.
6. Modify the m-file in task 5 to plot V versus x and M Matlab script 3
versus x for 0 x 2and 2 x 4in a single graph. (One and graph
curve for V versus x and the other for M versus x).
Total Marks 12

QUESTION 2
The homogeneous beam AB weighs 4000 N is supported by a pin A and a roller B on
40o slanted floor as shown in figure Q2 below.

Figure Q2

Task: Submit: Marks:


FBD 2
1. Draw the free body diagram (FBD) of the beam.
2. Calculate the external reaction forces at point A and B Hand 2
calculations
when =40o.
3. Write down expressions for external reaction forces at Hand written 2
equations
point A and B as a function of the angle .
4. Write a Matlab script to represent the expressions for Matlab script m- 1
file
external reaction forces at point A and B as a function of
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the angle . You will need to use array mathematics.
5. Modify the m-file in task 3 to plot the reaction force at Matlab script 2
and graph
A and at B versus for 0o 80o.
report 3
6. Interpret the graph to draw a conclusion
Total Marks 12

Section B: Dynamics
QUESTION 3
For system shown in Figure Q3, m = 3 kg, k = 80 N/m,

Po = 5 Nm, initial conditions x(0) = 0.1 (0) = 1 m/s.

P = Po sin t

Figure Q3

Task: Submit: Marks:


1. Derive the differential equation of motion for the block Hand written 2
equations
2. Rearrange equation (1) with the following generalized Hand 2
calculations
equation + 2 + 2 =
Hand 2
3. Calculate the value of c
calculations
Hand 2
4. Calculate damped time period
calculations
5. Write down the reduced equation into two first order Hand written 4
equations
differential equations.

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6. Create a Matlab function that will be used by ode45 Matlab function 3
that represents the governing equation of motion when m-file
= 2 and =
7. Write a Matlab script that determines the forced Matlab 5
response of the system for three values of the damping script m-file
factor : (i) = 0.1 (underdamped), (ii) = 1 (critically 2 Graphs for
damped) and (iii) = 6 (overdamped). This script must = 2
utilize the function created in question 6. Use 0 t 10s. and =
report 6
8. Interpret the 2 graphs to draw a conclusion
Total Marks 26

REPORT
Your report should contain 3 questions, two for Statics and one for Dynamics.
You should submit a report that contains:
A copy of your hand written equations / calculations.
A printed copy of a Word document containing the information described above. To copy
text from the Matlab window or the m-file editor, simply highlight the text and press
CTRL-C, or the copy button on the toolbar. To copy a figure, do edit/copy figure from the
figure toolbar.
A CD with all the m-files, functions and workspace used in the report.

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