Course Title: Perform calculations related to more complex fluid systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: CIVE5688

Course Title: Perform calculations 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

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course/Program
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Projects
• Site visits
• Invited lectures

Lecturer -led Focus 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 team journal in which all information relevant to the course is recorded  (e.g., record of all material covered, class handouts, problems and solutions; team reflections) is allotted 5% of the overall mark.
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

 

Week                Topics Delivered                                                                                                                                                              Element / 
 Performance Criteria              
10 - 11        

Introduction to course, course guide, assessment ,lesson planning and time management, OHS issues.
Formative assessment/lab activity/ demonstration (solely if resources are made available).
Select a pump using pump performance curves for a given discharge and pressure head.
Calculate the forces exerted by flowing fluids.

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,  5.1, 5.2, 5.3
12 - 13

Assignment 1 submission (week 13).
Consider the causes and effects of cavitation

2.1, 2.2, 2.3
14 - 15 - 16

Perform calculations on a fluid circuit that includes a pump or turbine.
Determine head loss through pipe networks.
Assignment 2 submission (week 16).

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
17 - 18Exam1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Module EA706 - Fluid Mechanics (Westone Publishing)


References


Other Resources

Weekly notes will be posted on the blackboard. Handouts are distributed during class on a need basis. Handouts distributed during class are not posted on the blackboard.


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 Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of:
• Assignment 1, based on Element 4 20%
• Assignment 2, based  on Element 5 (15%)
• Team Journal (5%)
• Exam, 60%
 
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). The exam is closed book. Formula sheet is provided by the instructor. Only scientific calculators are allowed. No aide memoire (i.e. cheat sheet) is permitted.
A record of student class activities, team reflection, class handouts, material posted on the blackboard, etc, is to be kept in the Team Journal. To ensure that the competency standards are being met, throughout the semester, student progress will be closely monitored.


Assessment Matrix

   

     EAX061B Element & Performance Criteria

 Assessments

1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.43.13.23.34.14.24.34.44.55.15.25.3
Assignment 1             x x x x x   
Assignment 2                  x x x
Team Journal x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x   x
Examxxxxxxxxxxxx        

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

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

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

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven 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 two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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