Course Title: Perform calculations related to more complex fluid systems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 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: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ms. Zhefei (Fifi) Zhao
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Tel. + 60 3 9925 4480
Fax. + 61 3 9925 4377
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
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
1. Select a pump using pump performance curves for a given discharge and pressure head.
1.1 A ‘family tree’ of pump types can be drawn.
2. Consider the causes and effects of cavitation.
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.
3. Perform calculations on a fluid circuit that includes a pump or turbine.
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.
4. Determine head loss through pipe networks.
4.1 The difference in head loss for parallel pipes vs series pipes is understood and used to inform decisions involving fluid systems.
5. Calculate the forces exerted by flowing fluids.
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.
Details of Learning Activities
You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course/Program
•Hands on Laboratory
• 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 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
|Week||Topics Delivered|| Element /
||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
Online Quiz 15% (Due on Week 12)
Lab Report 1 20% (Due on Week 13)
Lab Report 2 20% (Due on Week 14)
|2.1, 2.2, 2.3|
||3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5|
|17 - 18||
Module EA706 - Fluid Mechanics (Westone Publishing)
All Online resources on 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 of this unit will involve completion of:
- Online Quiz 15% (Due on Week 12)
- Lab Report 1 20% (Due on Week 13)
- Lab Report 2 20% (Due on Week 14)
- Exam, 45% (Due on Week 18)
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.
To ensure that the competency standards are being met, throughout the semester, student progress will be closely monitored. Lab Report 1 and Lab Report 2 includes a lab activity, subject to resources availability.
|EAX061B Element & Performance Criteria|
|Lab Report 1||x||x||x||x||x|
|Lab Report 2||x||x|
- 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.
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