Course Title: Perform calulations related to simple fluid systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: CIVE5687

Course Title: Perform calulations related to simple fluid systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Corresponding co-ordinator-Anirban Khastagir

Phone: 99254087

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B - Use technical mathematics (basic)

Course Description

This unit covers  the skills and  knowledge required to apply knowledge  of the basic properties, principles and applications of fluids, components, fluid statics and fluid flow to calculations on simple fluid systems.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the elements

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher-led lessons will include:
* Overview of fluid properties
* Overview of the graph of SVP v. Temperature
* Pascal’s Laws of Pressure and evidence of their existence
* Pressure variation with depth and centre of pressure
* Reading of manometers and piezometer
* Overview of displacement and buoyancy principles
* Reynold’s number
* Continuity Equation
* Bernoulli equation
* Demonstration of the derivation of K factors from chart
* Overview of the Moody Diagram
* Chezy and Manning equations and their use in determining flow rate
* Optimum shapes for rectangular and trapezoidal sections

Student-based problem-solving activities which may be carried out individually or in group will include:

* Review fluid properties and solve associated problems
* Solve problems on pressure variation with depth and centre of pressure
* Review location of flow regimes on a graph of Re v. friction factor. Determine values of Re
* Combine the Continuity concept with Bernoulli in solving pipe flow problems
* Derive f factor from Moody diagram and use in D’Arcy equation to determine frictionn loss in pipes. Use K factors chart in determining loss in fittings.
* Determine flow rates using Chezy and Manning equation

Teaching Schedule

See learning hub for details.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Engineering Fluid Mechanics Crowe, Elger, Williams & Roberson, 9th Edition John Wiley & Sons, Inc

References

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:
• A two hour mid-semester written examination based on Elements 1, 2, and 3
• Assignment covering element 6
• A two hour end-of-semester written examination based on Elements 4, 5, and 6

In order to pass this subject students will need to demonstrate competency in each element (i.e. atudents will need to demonstrate at least basic understanding of fundamental concepts and the ability to solve the relevant problems). Further, in order to attain at least an overall PASS grade it is imperative to attain at least PASS for each element.

Date and time of the assessments will be advised by the instructor.

Assessment Matrix

Assignment – 20% mark; carried out in groups of 3-4 students

Tutorial Quizzes – 30% mark; carried out in the class after the lecture

Final Examination – 50% mark; students need to obtain at least 40% for the final examination to gain a ‘pass’ for the course

Other Information

The underpinning knowledge and skills for this course are listed in the accreditation document and are available upon request from the instructor

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