Course Title: Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: AERO5820C

Course Title: Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amir Fard
Phone: 9925 4184
Email: amir.fard@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 120

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

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

Course Description

This unit is part of Diploma and Advanced Diploma training pathways. It covers the basics of aircraft power plant selection and propulsion.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA342A Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

Element:

1. Research and evaluate the types of aeroplane and rotary wing aircraft power plant and their relative advantages and disadvantages

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1. The types of aeroplane and rotary wing aircraft power plant are identified and compared in terms of relative advantages and disadvantages

1.2. Types of propeller are identified and compared in terms of relative advantages and disadvantages

1.3. Turbojet and turbofan performance is compared in terms of relative advantages and disadvantages

1.4. Maintenance requirements for aircraft power plants are identified

Element:

2. Apply basic power plant and propulsion system selection processes

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1. Given required aeroplane use and performance characteristics, an appropriate type of power plant is determined

2.2. An appropriate type of propulsion system is selected

2.3. Given required rotary wing aircraft use and performance characteristics, an appropriate type of power plant is determined


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:

- Lecture

- Tutorial

- Assignment

- Guest speakers/ site visit

 

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 MEA342A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to the course 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
2 & 3

Identification and comparison of various types of aeroplane and rotary wing aircraft power plant

 1.1
4Basic power plant and propulsion system selection processes  2.1, 2.2
5Introduction to piston engine; piston engine principles of operation1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
6 & 7Piston engine construction & classifications 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
8Aircraft carburetors and fuel injection systems 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
9Aircraft Fuel and fuel metering systems 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
10Supercharger systems 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
11Piston engine systems: Lubricants and lubrication systems (Assignment 1 due)

 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2

12Piston engine systems: Starting and ignition; Forced Induction systems. (Internal and external) 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
13 Piston engine systems: Starting and ignition; Forced Induction systems. (Internal and external) 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
14 Piston engine performance and Calculations 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
15 Piston engine performance and Calculations 1.1, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2
16 Revision1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
17Test 1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
18Review of Test 1- Feedback to students1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Semester 2
1Re-sit Test 1 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
2 & 3Introduction to Propeller, Propeller Construction and Operating Priciples 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2,2 .3
4 & 5Introduction to Gas Turbine & Fundamentals 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
6 & 7Gas Turbine - Intake & Compressors 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
8 & 9Gas Turbine – Combustion & Turbine 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
10 & 11Gas Turbine – Combustion & Turbine 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2,2 .3
12Gas Turbine – Exhaust & Performance 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
13Gas Turbine – Exhaust & Performance 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
14 Gas Turbine - Systems (Assignment 2 -Due)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
15Gas Turbine - Systems1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
16Revision

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

17Test 21.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
18Re-sit Test 2 / Review of Test 2- Feedback to Students1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

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 40 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be posted on Blackboard.


References

1. Hunecke, Klaus, “Jet Engines: Fundamentals of Theory, Design and Operation”, Crowood Press, 1997.
2. Wagtendonk, W, “ Principles of Helicopter Flight”’ Aviation Supplies & Academics, 2007.
3. Eastop, M, “ Applied Thermodynamics for Engineers Technologists”, Longman, 1996.
4. Rolls-Royce engineers "The Jet Engine, 5th Edition" Technical Publications Department, Rolls-Royce, Derby, England, 1996.
5. FAA-H-8083-32, Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Powerplant Volume 1, 2012.
6. FAA-H-8083-32, Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook-Powerplant Volume 2, 2012.
7. Aviation Technician Integrated Training Program ’Powerplant Section’ EA ITP-P.
8. Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics ‘Powerplant Handbook’ EA-AC65-12A Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DC, USA.
9. Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices: Aircraft Inspection Repair and Alterations, EA-AC43-13 1A & 2A. Federal Aviation Administration Publications, Washington DS, USA Delp, F.
10. Aircraft Ignition and Electrical Systems EA IGS International Aviation Publishing Inc, Casper, Wyoming, USA Kroes, Wild, Bent & McKinley.
11. Aircrafts Powerplants Delp, F. Aircraft Propellers and Controls, EA-APC International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming, USA Hurt, HH Jr.
12. Aerodynamics For Naval Aviators, NAVWEPS 00-80T-80 Otis, Charles.
13. Aircraft Gas Turbine Power Plants, EA-TEP-2 International Aviation Publishing Inc., Casper, Wyoming, USA. ISBN 0-89100-255-3-1AP Rolls Royce.
14. The Jet Engine, EDC Printing Services Inwin, E. Treager. Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology, McGraw Hill Publishing


Other Resources

Please refer to Blackboard.


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 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 2: Assignment 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 3: Test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 4: Test 2

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Test 1

Test 2

1.1

X

X

X

X

1.2

 

X

 

X

1.3

 

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

X

 

2.1

X

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

X

2.3

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 


  

 


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

  • Assignment 1, 20%, Semester 1, Week 11 due
  • Assignment 2, 20%, Semester 2, Week 13 due
  • Test 1, 30%, Semester 1, Week 17
  • Test 2, 30%, Semester 2, Week 17


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

 

Assessment vs MEA342A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEA342A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.22.3
Assignment 1X  XXX 
Assignment 2XXX XXX
Test 1X  XXX 
Test 2XXX XXX


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4 EA3.5 EA3.6 
Assignment 1 X X  X X      X   
Assignment 2 X X  X X      X  X  
Test 1 X X  X X        X  
Test 2 X  X  X X        X  
ALL ASSESSMENTS MEA342A  30 0 3 3 0 30 
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third but less than two-thirds of the Element
3Graduate 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 to 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 to 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to 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 to 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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