Course Title: Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: AERO5957C

Course Title: Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

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

Zoran Savic
Phone: +613 99254996
Email: zoran.savic@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

MEM23052A Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
MEA349A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering

Course Description

This unit of competency covers applying scientific principles and techniques to automated systems in aeronautical engineering.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23097A Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1. Identify the range of principles and techniques relevant to automated systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research and report on automated systems engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles relating to automated systems applications using appropriate sources of information
1.2 Identify regulatory requirements associated with automated systems

Element:

2. Select principles and techniques relevant to automated systems applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select the relevant principles for particular automated systems situations the relevant principles
2.2 Select the relevant techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular automated systems situations

Element:

3. Apply the relevant automated systems principles and techniques appropriately

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply the principles in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution
3.2 Use appropriate calculations and correct units to establish quantities
3.3 Use coherent units in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions
3.4 Use significant figures in engineering calculations
3.5 Apply the techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions

Element:

4. Quote the results of the application of automated systems principles and techniques correctly

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Quote solutions for applications involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style
4.2 Quote solutions for applications not involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods such as lectures, tutorials, classroom discussion  and assessment tasks.

 


Teaching Schedule

1. Introduction to control systems and automation. Basic elements of an automated system. Advanced automation functions.
2. Open-loop and closed-loop control systems. Transfer functions. Steady-state error.
3. Analogue and digital control. Analog sensor/actuator interface (ADC, DAC). Discrete sensor/actuator interface.
4. Position and displacement sensors. Velocity, acceleration and force sensors.
5. Tempertature, flow rate, pressure and liquid level sensors.
6. Control of discrete processes. Sequential processes. State diagrams
7. Programmable controllers.
8. Programming logic functions using high-level languages.
9. Programming state sequencer algorithms.
10. Hydraulic actuators. Solenoid valves.
11. Hydraulic pumps. Fluid pressure, temperature and flow rate.
12. Hydraulic fluid conditioning. Aircraft system applications.
13. Control of continuous processes. PID control modes.
14. Digital PID controllers.
15. AC motors and variable frequency drives.
16. Servo motors and servo drives.
17. Examinations period.
18. Examinations period.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


References

Anderson, J.D., 1989 Introduction to Flight, McGraw-Hill., ISBN 0070016410

Nelson, R.C., 1998, Flight stability and Automatic Control, McGraw-Hill.

Phillips, W. F., 2004, Mechanics of Flight, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0471334588

Mircoelectronics in Aircraft Systems, E H J Pallett

Pamadi, B. N., 2004, Performance, Stability, Dynamics, and Control of Airplanes, 2nd Ed., AIAA Education Series

Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Thomas K Eismin, McGraw-Hill

Aircraft Powerplants, Michael J Kroes and Thomas W Wild, McGraw-Hill


Other Resources

Blackboard, audio-visual aids and course notes.


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.


Assessment Tasks

Students are required to pass each of the following assessment tasks to complete this unit

Assessment Task 1 – Project (30%)

Assessment Task 2 – Assignment (30%)

Assessment Task 3 - Test - Closed book (40%)


Assessment Matrix

 Elements Performance Criteria
Assessment Task 1

1
2
3
4

1.1,1.2
2.1.2.2
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5
4.1,4.2
Assessment Task 21
2
3
4
1.1,1.2
2.1.2.2
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5
4.1,4.2
Assessment Task 31
2
3
4
1.1,1.2
2.1.2.2
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5
4.1,4.2

Other Information

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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.

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, 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 seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) 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.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm 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: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

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

 

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