Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering for Renewable Energy 3 (ELEE10022)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  The course will introduce fundamental concepts from mechanical engineering that will facilitate understanding and quantitative analysis of renewable energy systems. This will include concepts from the fields of structural mechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, and fluid statics/dynamics. 
Course description 
The course provides a grounding in key physical concepts and analytical methods to enable understanding of and quantitative analysis of renewable energy systems. Lecture material will cover:
 Structural mechanics;
 Newtonian Dynamics;
 Fluid statics and dynamics.
These are presented within the context of and applied to renewable energy systems

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prerequisites 

Corequisites  
Prohibited Combinations  
Other requirements  None 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered 
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Have an appreciation of the role of key mechanical engineering concepts in the design and operation of renewable energy systems;
 Have a good knowledge of key concepts from dynamics, fluid statics and dynamics and structural mechanics;
 Be able to perform calculations from these areas that facilitate the design and operation of renewable energy systems.

Reading List
The following references may be useful to students:
Solid mechanics
1. Gere, J.M and Goodno, B.J. Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition, 7th edition, 2009, Cengage Learning, ISBN13:9780495438076.
2. Beer, F.P, Johnston, E.R and Dewolf, J.T. Mechanics of Materials, Fourth edition, 2006, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0071249990.
3. Philpot, T. A. Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, ISBN 9780470565148 (hardback).
4. J.L.Meriam and L.G. Kraige, 1993, Engineering mechanics, Dynamics, Vol.2, 3rd edition, John Wiley &Sons, Inc.
Fluid mechanics:
1. Douglas, J.F, Gasiorek, J.M, Swaffield, J.A and Jack L.B, 2005, Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
2. Irving Granet, 1996, Fluid mechanics, 4th Edition, Prentice Hill.
3. J.F.Douglas & R.D.Matthews, 1996, Solving problems in Fluid mechanics, Vol. 1 & II, 3rd edition, Longman Group limited. 
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
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Keywords  Not entered 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr John Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5675
Email: John.Chick@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Mrs Michelle Burgos Almada
Tel:
Email: mburgos@ed.ac.uk 

