Course Title: Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: AERO5956C

Course Title: Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

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

Amir Fard
Ph: +61 3 9925 4184
Email: amir.fard@rmit.edu.au
Appointment by email

Program Manager: Amita Iyer
Tel: 9925 8311
E: Amita.Iyer@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

MEA349A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering

Course Description

This unit of competency covers aeronautical system design principles in aeronautical engineering situations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23095A Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Element:

1. Identify the range of aeronautical system design principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Research and report on aeronautical system design principles using appropriate sources of information
1.2 Identify the aeronautical system design principles relating to aeronautical engineering applications
1.3 Research and report on aeronautical system design techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware associated with implementing scientific principles relating to aeronautical engineering applications using appropriate sources of information.

Element:

2. Select aeronautical system design principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select the relevant aeronautical system design principles for particular aeronautical engineering situations
2.2 Select the relevant aeronautical system design techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware for particular aeronautical engineering situations.

Element:

3. Select aeronautical system design principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Apply the aeronautical system design principles in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain any required solution
3.2 Use appropriate calculations and correct units to establish quantities
3.3 Use coherent units in equations in a systematic manner to ensure meaningful solutions
3.4 Use significant figures are used in engineering calculations
3.5 Apply the aeronautical system design techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware in a consistent and appropriate manner to obtain required solutions.

Element:

4. Select aeronautical system design principles and techniques relevant to aeronautical engineering applications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Quote solutions for applications involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style
4.2 Quote solutions for applications not involving engineering calculations in an appropriate style.


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 and tutorial
• Practicals/simulations and system engineering project

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

EA1. Knowledge and Skill Base
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. Engineering Application Ability
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. Professional and Personal Attributes
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 MEM23095A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

Week       Topics DeliveredRemarks         
1Introduction to Course and Methods of Assessment 
2

Introduction to Aircraft Design Process

 
3 & 4

Calculation of Aerodynamics Parameters CL, CD and Cm for 2D Airfoils

 
5

Estimation of Aerodynamic Characteristics of 2D Airfoils by Using Software

 
6 & 7Estimation of Wing Skin Friction Drag Coefficient 
8Estimation of Aircraft Required Power and Thrust 
9Steady Climb and absolute CeilingSubmission of Assignment 1- Part I
(10 September)
10Estimation of Aerodynamic Characteristics of 3D wings by Using Software-Part A 
11

Estimation of Aerodynamic Characteristics of 3D wings by Using Software-Part B

 
12,13,14Landing Gear Design- PART I to IIISubmission of Assignment 1- Part II (1 October)
15,16

Landing Gear Project- Consultation

 
 17 Submission of Design Report 
 18 Student Feedback(Thursday 2 November)

 

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment, 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 17 hours outside the class time.

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


References

Aircraft Systems,3rd Edition,Wiley,2010

9780470059968

Marks’Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Baumeister, T. et al, McGraw-Hill, 1987

Design and Development of Aircraft Systems: An Introduction ,AIAA Education,2004

156347722X

Daniel P raymer, “Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach”, 4th Edition, AIAA Education Series, 2006.

Steven A. Brandt, Randall J Stiles, John J. Bertin and Ray Whitford.,”Introduction to Aeronautics: A design Perspective”, 2nd Edition, AIAA Eduction Series, 2004.

John P. Fielding., “Introduction to Aircraft Design”, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Thomas C. Corke, “Design of Aircraft”, Prentice Hall, 2003.

Norman S. Currey, "Aircraft Landing Gear Design: Principles and Practices" (Aiaa Education Series), 1988.


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.

Audio-visual aids and course notes and relevant online 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 1 (2 Parts)

Weighting towards final grade Part I (%): 20

Weighting towards final grade Part II (%): 30

  

Assessment 2: Landing gear design report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Assignment 1 (2 Parts)

Landing gear design report

 1.1

 X

 X

 1.2

 X

 X

 1.3

 X

 X

 2.1

 X

 X

 2.2

 X

 X

 3.1

 X

 X

 3.2

 X

 X

 3.3

 X

 X

 3.4

 X

 X

 3.5

 X

 X

 4.1

 X

 X

 4.2

 X

 X


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignment 1 (2 Parts),Due in Weeks 9 and 12

Part I: 20%

Part II: 30%

Assessment 2: Landing gear Design Report, 50% - Due in 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 MEM23095A Elements & Performance Criteria

 

 

 MEM23095A Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments

 1.1

 1.2

 1.3

 2.1

 2.2

 3.1

 3.2

 3.3

 3.4

 3.5

 4.1

 4.2

Assignment

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

Landing gear design Report

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

        Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies         
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
AssignmentXX X  X   X X 
Landing gear design project reportXX  X   X X 
All assessments
MEM23095A
33300330002220
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

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 15 hours outside the class time.

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.

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