Course Title: Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: MIET7544C

Course Title: Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Leon Mattatia
Ph: +61 3 9925 4668
Email: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au  

Appointment by email
 

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:

Week                                                          Topics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction. Course guide. Assessment. OH&S. WHS, requirements, codes and registration1.1 to1.5
2Flow 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
3Head loss in pipes and fittings - Piping Systems1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
4Head loss in pipes and fittings- piping Systems, System Head & System Head Curve1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
5

Quiz (Assessment 1 -10%) - Head Losses in Pipes & Fittings, System Head Curve

1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
6

Pipe Flow - Series & Parallel Piping Networks

Assignment (Assessment 3) - Issued 

1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
7Pipe flow - Series & Parallel Piping Networks 1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
8Pipe Flow - Series & Parallel Networks; Channel Flow - D'Arcy, Chezy-Manning Formulae1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
9Channel Flow - D'Arcy, Chezy-Manning Formulae1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
10

Channel Flow - D'Arcy, Chezy-Manning Formulae; Oil bearings (Viscosity & Couette Flow)

Lab Practical - (Assessment 2 - 10%) - Performed 

1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
11

Fluid 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
13

Pumping systems

Lab Practical report (Assessment 2 - 10%) - Due

1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
14Pumping systems1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
15Vortex Flow - Free & Forced - Simple Vortex analysis1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
16

Vortex Flow - Vector analysis of rotational flows (Vorticity); Buoyancy and Stability. 

Assessment (Assessment 3 - 40%) - Due

1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
17Final Test (Assessment 4 - 40%)1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2
18Student Feedback 1.1 to 1.5; 2.1 to 2.3; 3.1 to3.6 and 4.1 to 4.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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

Assessment 1: Quiz - 10%

Assessment 2: Lab report – 10%

Assessment 3: Assignment - 40%

Assessment 4: Final Test – 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

Assessments vs MIET7544C Elements & Performance Criteria

MIET7544C Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.53.64.14.2
QuizXXXXX           
Lab report X  X X X       X XXXX
Assignment X X X X X X X XX X X X XXXX
Final Test X X X 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
Assignment X X X X X X X X XX X X X X X X
Final Test X X X X X X X X   X X X X X 
All assessments3322223322232332
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

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

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

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/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: 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.

Course Overview: Access Course Overview