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To provide an overview of the consideration necessary in coupling a prime mover, via a transmission system invariable incorporating a gearbox, and an hydraulic or pneumatic pump or compressor. Additionally, the course provides an introduction to the application of Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) to an engineering system. The main aims the module are:
In the RAM part of the course students are expected to undertake a systems engineering a military helicopter in the assessment stage of its development and are required to:
Undergraduate level solid mechanics, with a sound understanding of dynamics, fluid mechanics and a good understanding of engineering mathematics.
The course is delivered in a series of lectures organised in blocks and each covering a specific component of a power train system, while emphasis is placed on consideration of the complete system. The coursework is based on a series of lectures concerned with RAM and is divided into two exercises: the first a group activity and the second more substantial project undertaken individually.
The course has the following assessment components:
To pass this course, students must:
The coursework for this course is based on Topic 6 in the lecture series and consists of a major analytical study and a tutorial assessment. A tutorial sheet will be provided following the lectures on RAM mathematics and the solutions will be undertaken in groups. The attempts from each group will be marked and handed back before the start of the next assignment. Mr Eccles will set this assignment and students will be asked to complete it individually and hand it in for marking.