Course Title: Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MIET7544C

Course Title: Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vettri Chinnadurai
Phone: 61 3 9925 4667
Email: vettri.chinnadurai@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

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the evaluation of fluid systems and system components. It includes hydrodynamic fundamentals, including properties of fluids and system component materials, evaluation of system component performance related to flow rates, pressures,
forces and power of containment, transport and use of fluids, work health and safety (WHS) compliance requirements and risk management procedures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23113A Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components

Element:

1. Establish scope of hydrodynamic system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine fluid systems and system components to be evaluated
1.2 Identify stakeholders to be consulted on evaluation tasks
1.3 Confirm that appropriate support, including technical and professional assistance, is available
1.4 Determine WHS and regulatory requirements, risk management and organisational procedures
1.5 Investigate sustainability implications of hydrodynamic applications
 

Element:

2. Apply principles and techniques required for evaluation of hydrodynamic system and components

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review features and functions of hydrodynamic system and components
2.2 Determine hydrodynamic principles and techniques required to evaluate system and select and optimise components
2.3 Determine appropriate analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques
 

Element:

3. Evaluate hydrodynamic system and components

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess components and system compatibility with fluid properties
3.2 Assess suitability of pumps and pump performance in hydrodynamic system
3.3 Assess forces on bends and section changes in piping systems and confirm they are within specification
3.4 Assess hydrodynamic performance of components, such as fittings, valves and hoses
3.5 Assess open channel systems and optimise for required flow rates
3.6 Evaluate collar and cylindrical bearings subject to boundary, transitional and hydrodynamic lubrication

 

Element:

4. Report results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Record outcomes of evaluation
4.2 Provide documentation, such as calculations, component and system layouts, and functional diagrams
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:


This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:


EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.


Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MIET7547C in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction. Course guide. Assessment. OH&S. WHS, requirements, codes and registration1.1 to1.5
2Flow Regime and Reynolds Number1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
3Tutorial flow regime and Reynolds number; Head loss in pipes and fittings1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
4Head loss in pipes and fittings1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
5Head loss in pipes and fittings; Pipe flow1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
6Pipe flow1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
7Pipe flow1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
8Competency Test -11.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
9 Channel Flow1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
10Channel flow and oil bearings1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
11Fluid Machinery. Types – Positive displacement/Rotodynamic. Use of specific speed for pump selection.1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
12Fluid Machinery. Types – Positive displacement/Rotodynamic. Use of specific speed for pump selection.1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
13Pumping systems1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
14Pumping systems and Laboratory work1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
15Vortex Flow1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
16Buoyancy and Stability. submission of Laboratory Report (due)1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
17Revision1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
18Competency test - 2 1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Fluid Mechanics : Advanced Applications by Roger Kinsky

13:978-007470


References

Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences by Yonus.Cengal, John m Cimbala and Robert H.Turner

978-007-13251


Other Resources

Lecture notes and Blackboard resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Quiz

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 2: Lab Report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 3: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 4: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria CoveredQuizLab reportAssignmentFinal Test
1.1XXXX
1.2X XX
1.3XXXX
1.4XXXX
1.5XXXX
2.1  XX
2.2  XX
2.3  XX
3.1  XX
3.2  XX
3.3  XX
3.4 XXX
3.5 XXX
3.6 XX 
4.1 XX 
4.2 XX 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Lab report – 20%
  • Competerncy test -1- 40%
  •  Competerncy test -2- 40%

All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. One student of a group will have account created for this software and must submit the group report by 5 pm on Due Week through TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessmen1 vs MIET7544C Elements & Performance Criteria

MIET7544C Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.2
Lab report X  X X X       X X
Competency Test -1 X X X X X X X XX X X X X
Competency Test-2 X X X X  X X X X X X  

 

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4 EA3.5EA3.6
Lab report X X     X X X X  X  X X X
Competency Test -1 X X X X X X X X XX X X X X X X
Competency Test -1 X X X X X X X X   X X X X X 
All assessments X X X X X X XX X X X X X X X X
MEM23113A 3 3 2 2 22 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2
0(Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third of the Element
2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds of the Element
3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

 


        

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 for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.


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 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 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 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 lodgement 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/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 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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