Course Title: Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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
Ph: +613 9925 4668
Email: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by email 

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory tests 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

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

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.


Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEM23006A 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 - Basic concepts - nature of matter, atoms, molecules, molecular motion, mass and law of conservation of mass, volume, density, relative density, specific volume. Solids, liquids, gases and properties of liquids. Review sustainability implications of fluid and thermodynamic processes and tasks  End of session Quiz (Evidence of Participation)1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
2

Fluid statics. Pressure - atmospheric, gauge and absolute pressure. Pressure on a point, direction of pressure on a surface (Pascal’s Principle). Basic principles of fluid statics, pressure variation with depth, Buoyancy & Archimedes’ Principle. Review functions and features of fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum devices, machines and systems.

Assignment (Part A) – 10% issued

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
3Static Fluid Pressure Forces on Surfaces – Centre of Pressure. Pressure measurement: Piezometers & Manometers (Manometry), Pressure gauges (aneroid, transducers, etc)1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
4Fluid Flow Concepts – Steady & Unsteady Flow (Streamlined and Turbulent flow, eddies. Mass Flow and Volume Flow. Conservation of Mass leading to the continuity equation. Continuity of Flow1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
5

Forces Developed by Flowing Fluids – Flat Perpendicular and Inclined Plates, Curved Surfaces (Stationary and Moving Blades) and Enclosed Fluids;  Lift & Drag Forces on Bluff & Streamlined bodies. Wind Tunnel demonstration & simulation

Assignment (Part A) – 10% Due
 

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
6

Viscosity – Kinematic & Dynamic, Couette Flow & Viscous Frictional Forces (Hydrodynamic Bearings), Reynolds Number and Flow Regimes – Laminar, Transitional & Turbulent)

Assignment (Part B) – 30% issued 

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
7Flow of Ideal and Real Fluids – Bernoulli’s Equation – Pressure, Velocity & Potential Heads, Head loss due to friction. Benoulli’s Equation Applications, Fluid Flow components, Fluid Power. Pumping 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 components1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
8Introduction to Thermodynamics, Thermodynamic Concepts: Temperature & Heat. Absolute temperature, first law of thermodynamics;

Laboratory Practical (10%)– Air Duct Experiment performed

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2
9Energy and Heat (Sensible & Latent), Specific heat capacity Chemical Energy (Heat or Calorific Value of Fuels), internal energy.1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
10

System concept and black-box theory. Open and Closed Thermodynamic Systems.  Closed system – Use of the Non Flow Energy Equation and isolated system with no phase change.

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6
11

Open system, mass flow in open systems. Steady, Flow Energy Equation. Enthalpy. Black Box analysis of a Boiler and Heat Exchanger; Heat Transfer concepts; Gas Calorimeter.

Laboratory Practical Air Duct Experiment Report Due

1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2
12The 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 processes1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6
13Gases: definition of a perfect gas. Gas Laws. General Gas Equation, characteristic gas equation (equation of state). Gas Processes – Isobaric, Isothermal, Isochoric, Adiabatic & Polytropic1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6
14Gas Processes (continued) – Isobaric, Isothermal, Isochoric, Adiabatic & Polytropic1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6
15Heat 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.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6
16

Heat engine performance – measurement of torque and power output. Heat supply rate, efficiency, specific fuel consumption. Measurement of indicated power, energy balance.

Assignment (Part B) - 30% due. / Revision

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6
17Assignment /Practical Work Feedback/ Revision1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2
18Exam  - 50%1.1, 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2

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 minimum 20 hours outside the class time.


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.

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

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply fluid, thermodynamic and vacuum principles to the selection and evaluation of components and systems. This includes working individually and as part of a team and recognising and complying with normal control procedures on engineering projects.

Assessment 1: Assignment (Part A), Due Week 5
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10%

Assessment 2: Lab report, Due Week 11
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10%

Assessment 3: Assignment (Part B), Week 16
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 4: Exam, Week 18
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software 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 MEM23006A Elements & Performance Criteria

MIET7547C Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.2
Assignment (Part A)XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab report X  X X X       X X
Assignment (Part B) 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
Assignment (Part A)XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab report X X     X X X X  X  X X X
Assignment (Part B) 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 MEM23006A

3 3 2222332223 2332
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 eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

 
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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