Course Title: Thermodynamics 3

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OENG5198

Course Title: Thermodynamics 3

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6016 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Principal Technical Officer)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Sergei Eljaste

Tel. No. +61 3 9925 4661

sergei.eljaste@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

The following modules (or equivalents) should be preferably completed prior to, or in conjunction with, this module:
 EA 001 Calculus
 EA 714 Thermodynamics 1
 EB 711 Thermodynamics 2

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to effectively carry out the engineering calculations needed for the selection and performance appraisal of the equipment associated with internal combustion engines, steam power stations, gas turbines and air conditioning plant. The module builds on to concepts learnt in Thermodynamics 1 & 2 and also facilitates articulation to Degree courses in Engineering (Mechanical & Manufacturing).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBG877 Thermodynamics 3


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this module the learner should be able to:
1. Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to simple non-flow and steady flow engineering applications (Review of basic concepts).
2. Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to solve engineering problems relating to reversible and irreversible processes for perfect gases and vapours (Review of basic concepts).
3. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Reciprocating Air-Compressors.
4. Apply the Second law of Thermodynamics to simple non-flow and steady flow engineering applications.
5. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines and hence select suitable equipment.
6. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Steam Plants and hence select suitable equipment.
7. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Gas Turbine Plants and hence select suitable equipment.
8. Perform the necessary engineering computations required to evaluate the performance and efficiency of practical Air-Conditioning Plants and hence select suitable equipment.


Details of Learning Activities

Class room lecturing, problem solving with different data"s and parameters and Applying mathmatical steps. Students will be educated to think and analyse the data available and find the solution. Refer the steam tables, entropy and enthalpy chart to analyse the steam characters.  Fundamentals of  theory and practical problems on aircompressors, steam plants and gas compressors and IC Engines.

Class discussions and small groups working on assignments on various topics.


Teaching Schedule

 TopicsLearning out come
1 Introduction to subject, assessement method briefing, reference books and first law of thermodynamics1
2Apply the First Law of Thermodynamics to solve engineering problems relating to reversible and irreversible processes for perfect gases and gas laws (revise) and Air Compressors2 /3
3Reciprocating Air-Compressors3
4Introduction to Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy.4
5Steam - Stam Plant  Layout and Boiler Calculations6
6First Exam 
7Steam - Rankine Cyc;le and Regenerative Cylcles.6
8Gas Turbines. 7
9I.C. Engines  Performance and Turbo charging5
10Air Conditioning./Revision8
 Please note the teaching schedule and exam are tentative. There may be some variation in the date of exam and session teaching topics. The Final Exam will be end of course as per exam time tables to be announced. Prescribed and reference texts may be changed at short notice. 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics 7th Edition  Borgnakke & Sonntag

9780470041925

Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists - Eastop and McCoonkey

Engineering Thermodynamics by Michael J. Moran and Howard N. Shapiro


Other Resources

Class notes. Web resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this module will consist of the following:
Practical Laboratories 
Progressive written tests/assignments  
End of module written exam


Assessment Tasks

The assessment is conducted according to the performance criteria set
in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge
and skills.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed
under Assessment Task Section.

1. Assignment  40%


2.  Final Exam 60%


Assessment Matrix

 Weighting Elements                    
Major Assignment40%All elements
Final exam60%All elements

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students 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:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm 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.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

Students please note that  Exams  may be Closed/Open  Book Exams. Formula and Answering sheet will be provided in the exam hall.

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