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Dropped Load Assessment in Nuclear Industry

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, introduces mathematical models for the risk assessment of dropped load, which are used to analyse the safety of structures within nuclear power stations. Here students learn about the formulae which engineers use to calculate the maximum dynamic stress and...

Wind Turbine Power Calculations

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the field of mechanical and electrical engineering in the power industry. When planning a wind farm it is important to know the expected power and energy output of each wind turbine to be able to calculate its...

Forces on Large Steam Turbine Blades

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the mechanical and electrical engineering power industry. Here students learn how statistical models are used to set alarms which detect changes in vibration above normal values. The alarms highlight that...

Monitoring Vibration Levels in Steam Turbines

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the mechanical and electrical engineering power industry. Here students learn how statistical models are used to set alarms which detect changes in vibration above normal values. The alarms highlight that...

Understanding the Motion of the Wheels

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the field of mechanical engineering and explores the design and construction of wheels, to be used to challenge a land speed record. These principles also apply in engines and gear-boxes, which are typically full...

The Mathematics of Pumping Water

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics when designing a pumping system. The operating pressure of a pumping system can vary due to various factors, so all the relevant operating conditions need to be assessed to ensure the selected pump is capable of...

The Mathematics of Simple Beam Deflection

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within a civil engineering environment. Here students apply standard deflection formulae to solve some typical beam deflection design problems. These formulae form the basis of the calculations that would be undertaken...

Draining Hazardous Liquids During Chemical Processing

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows how to build a mathematical model of liquid draining through a tank and how to use the model to determine the time required for a tank to completely drain. Bernoulli’s conservation of energy equation, which requires integration and differentiation, is...

Mathematics behind the Water Network in Rural Mountain Areas

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within public health engineering to supply clean water in a rural mountain area. Here students learn about the formulae used to calculate the optimum size of pipes which will ensure good pressure of water throughout the...

Study of Dynamic Systems in JCB Construction Machinery

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the mechanical and civil engineering industry. Here students learn how calculations for displacement, velocity and acceleration, caused during loading, are used to ensure that they are not so large as to adversely...

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