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Topic 2: nuclear power

Safety Engineering and Risk Management Debate 2012

Discussion Topic 2: Is nuclear power safe for humans and the environment?

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Safety Engineering and Risk Management Debate 2012

This is the discussion blog for the MSc course "Fundamental Safety Engineering and Risk Management Concepts" lectured at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. This course is a core module for the following Postgraduate Taught Programmes:

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Journal Club October 2010: Mechanical behaviour of highly packed particulate composites

Materials such as sedimentary rocks, pharmaceutical tablets, plastic bonded explosives, biscuits, concretes, nacre, solid propellants, seashells and asphalts can be treated as particulate composites that consist of particles of high volume fraction, matrixes of thin layer and interfaces of high specific surface area. Mechanical behaviour of highly packed particulate composites is the theme of this issue of Journal Club forum.

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Subsea Integrity

I am teaching Subsea Integrity for the MSc students majoring in Subsea Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen. This is a course that combines the fundamental principles (corrosion, fracture, fatigue and material selection) with the industry applications (subsea integrity management and implementation, cathodic protection, case studies on subsea reliability and engineering assurance).


Teaching time schedule

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lecture note

Lecture note for the course (28 Sept - 2 Oct, 2009) at the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM), Udine, Italy.

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Impact of cellular materials

As the title suggests, there are two focuses of this discussion theme: impact and cellular materials.

Impact protection can be very practical problems in safety, fires and explosions, oil and gas industry, subsea structures, car manufacturing, nuclear industry, rocket space engineering, etc.

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Computational Mechanics

Chair in Computational Mechanics
School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Closing date: 17/04/2009

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Foundation Year Projects (Mechanical Engineering)

This Blog is for the foundation year projects on mechanical engineering. Students are encouraged to discuss their projects here.

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Explosion Engineering (MACE61054) Discussion Blog

You are always invited to join our course discussions!

Topics for MACE 61054 Explosion Engineering

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physics of explosion

Notes for Physics of Explosion

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spall and fragmentation

Notes for Spall and Fragmentation

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News Related to Energetic Materials Science and Engineering

This blog collects news related to Energetic Materials Science and Engineering

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Industrial Placement & Individual Projects (2007/2008)

Industrial Placement (2007/2008)
Supervisor: Henry Tan
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester

Material Point Method for impact, fracture, fragmentation and explosion
Mr. Jayveer Thakoor

Industrial Placement: Optimising superplastic form die shape for next generation aero engine production, a design project from Rolls-Royce plc.
Mr. Waqas Ahmad


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New Grading System

The assessment includes:

  • Final exam (70%)
  • Lab (10%)
  • Two take-home assignments (each worth 5%, total 10%)
  • Lecture-notes (10%)

Assessment results will be not be posted online. Online activities are for discussions only, no grading based on that. The first course-assignment will be given in 19/10, Friday.

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Lecture 2, Equilibrium of Many Particle System: Force

  1. Many-Particle Interactions
       Equilibrium requires resltant force = 0
  2. Free-Body-Diagram
  3. Problem 1: Remove Spike from Timber
  4. Problem 2: Knot in Static Equilibrium 

back to MACE-11010  Engineering Mechanics
back to MACE-11010 Calendar

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Assignment I

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Lecture 8

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Lecture 7

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Lecture 6

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Lecture 5

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balance the advanced discussions and teaching activities in iMechanica

Dear Moderators:
Is there anyway not to show the posts from my class (including mine) on “recent comments”?

Too many student posts (around 170 students) and my discussions with them will crowd the space of the "recent comments" section, which should be reserved for more advanced discussions that come up.

Any other suggestions on the classroom behaviours that may not be appropriate for iMechanica?

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Introduce yourself

Please introduce yourself in this blog. This is a class to learn
engineering mechanics, but also a class to make friends with in-class
and international students, and worldwidely recognized experts.

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Lecture 4


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