Course Title: Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MIET7547C

Course Title: Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Leon Mattatia
Phone: +613 9925 4668
Email: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au
 

Serge Eljaste
Phone: +613 9925 4661
Email: sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au
 

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

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the application of fluid and thermodynamic principles to engineering applications. It includes sustainability issues; fundamental scientific principles; fundamentals of vacuum technology; properties of gases and liquids; heat transfer due to
conduction, convection and radiation heat and compression processes; closed and open systems; continuity, enthalpy and energy transfers related to compressors, boilers, turbine heat exchangers, heat engines, refrigerators and heat pump performance. It also includes fluid
systems and components, forces on floating and submerged bodies, turbine and pumping systems, and jet forces on blades and plates.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Element:

1. Determine scope of fluid or thermodynamic application

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine compliance requirements of work health and safety (WHS) and regulatory requirements,  codes of practice standards, risk assessment and registration requirements
1.2 Review sustainability implications of fluid and thermodynamic tasks
1.3 Assess fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum principles, skills and techniques required by tasks
1.4 Review functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems
1.5 Assess software techniques required for analysis and graphics required by the task
 

Element:

2. Interpret fluid or thermodynamic system design for effective performance

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the energy cost for running boilers, heat engines, compressors or turbines over a billing period, the efficiency of conversion of energy source to electrical, fluid, thermal or mechanical power and the sustainability of the processes
2.2 Select components for thermal and fluid systems ensuring compatible materials, pressure, temperature and flow capacity and appropriate performance
2.3 Determine pumping system power requirements to provide for raising fluid, adequate flow rate and specified system losses
2.4 Specify vacuum system components and performance requirements for moulding, dust removal, film deposition, chemical reaction control, and prove or test performance of specified system or individual components
2.5 Seek technical and professional assistance or clarification of design information, as required
2.6 Ensure clear and logical process of specification development and compatibility of units in calculations
 

Element:

3. Report results

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record results of investigation, evaluation and application
3.2 Provide documentation, such as calculations, diagrams, programs and files
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve 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 registration 1.1
2Basic concepts - nature of matter, atoms, molecules, molecular motion, mass and law of conservation of mass, volume, density, relative density, specific volume. Solids, liquids, gasses and properties of liquids. Review sustainability implications of fluid and thermodynamic tasks 1.2, 1.3
3Fluid statics. Pressure - atmospheric, gauge and absolute pressure. Pressure on a point, direction of pressure on a surface. Basic principles of fluid statics, pressure variation with depth. Review functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems 1.2 - 1.4
4Temperature/heat. ALKE Absolute temperature, first law of thermodynamics, internal energy. System concept and black-box theory. Open and closed systems. Closed system: specific heat capacity, non flow energy equation and isolated system with no phase change. 1.2, 1.3
5Open system, mass flow in open systems. Steady, Flow Energy Equation. Enthalpy. Black Box analysis of a Boiler and Heat Exchanger. Gas Calorimeter. 1.2, 1.3
6The energy cost for running boilers, heat engines, compressors or turbines over a billing period, the efficiency of conversion of energy source to electrical, fluid, thermal or mechanical power and the sustainability of the processes 1.4
7Laboratory Practice 
8Fluid Flow: Steady flow, stream line and turbulent flow, eddies. Mass Flow and Volume Flow. Conservation of Mass leading to the continuity equation. Fluid Flow components. (Handout) Bernoulli Equation 1.2, 1.3
9 Fluid Flow continued: Bernoulli’s Equation derivation and application. Fluid Head and Fluid Power. Assessment 1. Lab report Due. 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3
10Pumping system power requirements to provide for raising fluid, adequate flow rate and specified system losses. Vacuum system components and performance requirements for moulding, dust removal, film deposition, chemical reaction control, and prove or test performance of specified system or individual components 2.2 - 2.6, 3.1, 3.2
11Gases: definition of a perfect gas. Gas Laws. General Gas Equation, characteristic gas equation (equation of state). Gas Processes. 1.2,1.3
12Gases: Continued. 1.2,1.3
13Heat engines – definition of a heat engine. Essentials of a heat engine, heat source, heat sink, working substance, mechanical power output, working cycle. Energy balance for a heat engine. Maximum possible efficiency typical practical cycles 1.2 - 1.5, 2.1, 2.2
14Heat engine performance – measurement of torque and power output. Heat supply rate, efficiency, specific fuel consumption. Measurement of indicated power, energy balance. 1.2 - 1.5, 2.1, 2.2
15Viscosity, Reynolds number, Flow Regimes. Head Loss and Friction Factor. Use of Moody Diagram and Formula. 1.3 - 1.5, 2.1 - 2.6, 3.1, 3.2
16Fluid Machinery. Types – Positive displacement/Rotodynamic. Use of specific speed for pump selection.1.3 - 1.5, 2.1 - 2.6, 3.1, 3.2 
17Assessment 2. Assignment due. Revision 
18Assessment 3. Exam 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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: Assignment (Part A) 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 2: Lab report
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 3: Assignment (Part B)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 4: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssignment (Part A)Lab reportAssignment (Part B)Test
1.1X X X X
1.2X  X X
1.3X X X X
1.4X X X X
1.5X X X 
2.1X  X X
2.2X  X X
2.3X  X X
2.4X  X X
2.5X  X X
2.6X  X X
3.1X X X 
3.2X X X 

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Lab report – 20%
  • Assignment – 30%
  • Exam – 50%

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 MIET7547C Elements & Performance Criteria

MIET7547C 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
Assignment X X X X X X X XX X X X X
Exam 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
Exam 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
MEM23004A 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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