# Course Title: Perform calulations related to more complex fluid systems

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: CIVE5688

Course Title: Perform calulations related to more complex 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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Betty Richards
Course Offering Coordinator
Ph: 9925 4172
e-mail: betty.richards@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDX130B – Use technical mathematics (basic)
EAX101B -  Perform calculations related to simple fluid systems

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to perform calculations for complex systems including pump selection, head losses (more advanced) and determination of fluid dynamic forces.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: EAX061B Perform calulations related to more complex fluid systems Element: 1. Select a pump using pump performance curves for a given discharge and pressure head. Performance Criteria: 1.1 A ‘family tree’ of pump types can be drawn. 1.2 The principle of operation of rotodynamic pumps, particularly centrifigul types is understood and used to inform decisions involving fluid systems. 1.3 Two or three pumps can be pre-selected using the duty point in conjunction with a manufacturer’s catalogue. 1.4 Flow, head, power and efficiency are determined at the duty point on the performance curve for each pump. 1.5 The pumping cost in \$/ML is determined for the duty point. Element: 2. Consider the causes and effects of cavitation. Performance Criteria: 2.1 The causes and effects of cavitation is understood and used to inform decisions involving fluid systems. 2.2 NPSHA is determined at the duty point and compared to NPSHR to establish whether cavitation will occur. 2.3 Modifications to the inlet system can be designed which will reduce the likelihood of cavitation. 2.4 The influence of fluid temperature and pressure on the likelihood of cavitation is understood and used to inform decisions involving fluid systems. Element: 3. Perform calculations on a fluid circuit that includes a pump or turbine. Performance Criteria: 3.1 The equations of fluid power are used to calculate the fluid power and efficiency involved with fluid flow in a pump or turbine. 3.2 The modified Bernoulli Equation is used to calculate property changes to a flowing liquid with a pump or turbine in the fluid circuit with or without a head loss term. 3.3 The pump head and system head curves are superimposed to find the optimum duty point. Element: 4. Determine head loss through pipe networks. Performance Criteria: 4.1 The difference in head loss for parallel pipes vs series pipes is understood and used to inform decisions involving fluid systems.. 4.2 The head loss is calculated through parallel and series pipes. 4.3 A simple network of pipes and fittings is reduced to an equivalent single pipe. 4.4 Head loss and flow rate through the equivalent system is calculated. 4.5 Methods of analysis for more complex networks is understood and used to inform decisions involving fluid systems. Element: 5. Calculate the forces exerted by flowing fluids. Performance Criteria: 5.1 The impulse-momentum equation is used to calculate the force developed by a fluid jet striking a stationary plate that may be perpendicular, inclined or curved. 5.2 The force, torque and power developed when a fluid jet strikes a series of moving blades are calculated. 5.3 The forces developed by a fluid flowing in a duct or pipe with changes in direction and/or cross-section are calculated.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Lecturer -led lessons, demonstrations and tutorials will include:
*Determination of head loss through parallel and series pipes
*Determination of forces exerted by flowing fluids (use of impulse-momentum equation, the case of pipe with changes in direction and/or cross-section is considered).
*overview of pump types
*Overview of Rotodynamic pumps. Emphasis will be laid on centrifugal pumps
* Pump selection
*Overview of cavitation (causes,effects, preventive measures)
*Calculations on a fluid circuit that includes a pump

Student learning activities will include individual and team problem solving activities which address the designated areas of underpinning knowledge for each element.
A minimum of 20% of the scheduled teaching hours will be allocated to self guided learning activities.
Hence, students will:

*Solve problems on head loss through parallel and series pipes.
*Demonstrate their ability to identify different types of pumps
*Solve problems on pump selection
*Solve problems on cavitation
*Solve problems on fluid circuit that includes a pump

Teaching Schedule

The Teaching Schedule is posted on the course BlackBoard

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Module EA706 - Fluid Mechanics (Westone Publishing)

References

Other Resources

Online course notes, and handouts distributed during class.

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 written assessment based on Elements 1, 2, and 3 (70%)
• An assignment covering element 5 (20%)
• A written assessment based on Element 4 (10%)
In order to achieve competency in this course, students will need to demonstrate competency in each element (i.e. students will need to demonstrate at least basic understanding of fundamental concepts and the ability to solve the relevant problems). To ensure that the competency standards are being met, throughout the semester, student progress will be closely monitored.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and Learning Support:

The Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills are:

* Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
* Maths and science developmental support and advice
* English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a disability or long-term medical condition you should contact the DLU to seek advice and support.

Late submission:

If you require an extension for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you require an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted nor marked.

Special consideration: