CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEM14014 Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 24-04-20

The in-class test will be replaced by a timed online test administrated through Moodle due to COVID 19 restrictions.

Unit Profile Correction added on 24-04-20

The on-campus lab sessions and residential school are cancelled in this term due to COVID 19 restrictions. Students will be asked to watch the recorded videos on the experiments to understand the procedure of conducting the experiments and complete the analysis and discussion based on the observations and findings from the analysis.

General Information

Overview

This unit provides you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate your professional capabilities in the field of thermofluid engineering. You will analyse, explain and evaluate the performance of air-conditioning and refrigeration plant; and mass, heat and energy transfer processes in industrial plant and processes. You will describe types and characteristics of fluid machinery, apply the theory of energy transfer to its operation, and analyse complex fluid flows using computational methods. You will then apply discipline theories and methods to design, implementation, operation and maintenance of industrial mechanical systems. You are required to show you can work both individually and collaboratively, to solve problems, and document and communicate their work clearly in a professional manner. Distance Education students will be required to attend a compulsory residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

[ENEM13014 Thermodynamics or ENEM12003 Thermodynamics] and ENEM12006 Fluid Mechanics [or ENEM12001 Fluid Mechanics]

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 35%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have your say

Feedback

Students at Rockhampton campus felt that staff support was not adequate for them as the lecturer moved to the Melbourne campus.

Recommendation

Adequate staff support will be employed at Rockhampton and other campuses as needed.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse, explain and evaluate performance characteristics and determine load on air conditioning and refrigeration plants
  2. Analyse, explain and evaluate mass, energy and heat transfer processes in industrial plant and components, and industrial processes
  3. Describe types and characteristics fluid machinery and apply and explain the theory of energy transfer to its operation in engineering applications
  4. Explain and analyse complex flows and computational fluid dynamics methods in such flows.
  5. Apply discipline theories and methods to the problems of designing, implementing, operating and maintaining mechanical systems in industrial contexts
  6. Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development, and development of technical competence in thermofluid engineering
  7. Reflect upon, formulate and solve problems and record and communicate professionally the approach used to resolve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 35%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - In-class Test(s) - 35%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Munson's Fluid Mechanics 8th Global Edition (2017)

Authors: P. M. Gerhart, A. L. Gerhart, J.I. Hochstein
John Wiley & Sons
Singapore Singapore , Singapore
ISBN: 978-1-119-24898-9
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 2nd Edition (1982)

Authors: Stoecker, Wilbert and Jones, Jerold
McGraw Hill Book Co
Singapore Singapore , Singapore
ISBN: 0-07-066591-5
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists 5th Edition (1993)

Authors: Eastop/McConkey
Pearson
England
ISBN: 978-0-582-09193-1
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

Elementary Fluid Mechanics 7th Edition (1996)

Authors: Street, Watters and Vennard
John Wiley & Sons
USA
ISBN: 0-471-01310-2
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Paper copies can be purchased from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Ashfaque Chowdhury Unit Coordinator
A.Chowdhury@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Overview of the unit and assessment

Workshop: Release of Project 1; Project Introduction


Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Fluid flow - steady & unsteady flows, compressible & incompressible flows;

Tutorial: Fluid Flows

Workshop: Team discussion & feedback on Project 1

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Fluid flows-flow in pipes

Tutorial: Pipe flows, flow losses

Workshop: Team discussion & feedback on Project 1

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Fluid machinery- analysis and performance characteristics

Tutorial: Fluid machinery & characteristics

Workshop: Team Presentation on Project 1

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Pumps and turbines, energy transfer calculations

Tute: Pumps and turbines, energy transfer calculations

Workshop: Finalising Project 1

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Project One Report Due: Vacation Week Tuesday (14 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Thermal comfort, Thermal principles, Psychrometry

Tute: Thermal comfort, Thermal principles, Psychrometry

Workshop: Release of Project 2, Project Introduction, Getting started with Energy Simulation, Influence of Weather 

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Mass-energy & heat transfer, cooling and dehumidification

Tute: Mass-energy & heat transfer, cooling and dehumidification

Workshop: Project 2 Discussion; Heat Transfer, Thermal Zone, Impact of Geometry, Materials and Constructions on Energy Simulation

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Cooling Tower and Heat Exchangers

Tute: Cooling tower and Heat Exchangers

Workshop: Project 2 Discussion; Heating and Cooling Design

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Air conditioning- cooling & heating systems

Tutorial: Air conditioning systems

Workshop: Project 2 Discussion; Evaluating the impact of Unitary and Central HVAC Systems

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential school for distance students (as per handbook)

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Air conditioning Systems (continue)

Tutorial: Air conditioning systems (continue)

Workshop: Project 2 Discussion; Evaluating the impact of Simulation Parameters

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Refrigeration- types/systems, coefficient of performance

Tutorial: Refrigerant systems

Workshop: Project 2 Discussion, CFD Airflow Modelling using CFD

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Project Two Report Due: Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Lecture: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)-Basic equations & Navier-Stokes equation and course review

Tutorial: Navier-Stokes equations and review

Workshop: Finalising Project 2 

Chapter

Textbook and Reference Material

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Review Period

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Suggested date and time will be confirmed and notified


Class Test Due: Review/Exam Week Wednesday (10 Jun 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Laboratory Report Due: Exam Week Friday (19 Jun 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Project One Report

Task Description

Students are required to undertake this project which will allow them to exercise and demonstrate their theoretical thermo-fluid knowledge and skills in a practical application in the area of building HVAC systems. In particular, they will be required to investigate energy and thermal performance of a reference building and develop energy management strategies for a reference building. The project task and scope will be uploaded on Moodle as per the schedule.


Assessment Due Date

Vacation Week Tuesday (14 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Tuesday (5 May 2020)

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date


Weighting
25%

Minimum mark or grade
You must participate and contribute to successful completion of the project and should meet the set criteria of satisfying the Learning Objectives

Assessment Criteria

This is a Team Project and initially, team submission will be assessed and a grade will be given for each team. Then individual grade will be determined based on their contribution and performance. Team members will need to indicate their individual contribution. It may be possible that individual grade could be higher than the team mark, but capped at the maximum mark for the assessment. Details project marking criteria will be provided on Moodle. 

Example: Individual contributions of 3 students in Team A are given below. This Team A received 36 marks (out of 40) for their project.

S1 - 30%; S2 - 33%; S3 - 37% (Total 100% contribution)

Based on the contribution, Individual marks are given as follow.

S1 = 36 x (30/33.3) = 32.4 (out of 40)

S2 = 36 x (33/33.3) = 35.6 (out of 40)

S3 = 36 x (37/33.3) = 40.0 (out of 40)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse, explain and evaluate performance characteristics and determine load on air conditioning and refrigeration plants
  • Analyse, explain and evaluate mass, energy and heat transfer processes in industrial plant and components, and industrial processes
  • Explain and analyse complex flows and computational fluid dynamics methods in such flows.
  • Apply discipline theories and methods to the problems of designing, implementing, operating and maintaining mechanical systems in industrial contexts
  • Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development, and development of technical competence in thermofluid engineering
  • Reflect upon, formulate and solve problems and record and communicate professionally the approach used to resolve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Project Two Report

Task Description

Students are required to undertake this project which will allow them to exercise and demonstrate their knowledge on fluid machinery and flows, and application skills in a fluid transportation system. In particular, they will be required to analyse and design a fluid flow/transportation system using fluid dynamics principles and piping systems and pumps. The project scope and task will be uploaded on Moodle as per the schedule.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (12 Jun 2020)

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
You must participate and contribute to successful completion of the project and should meet the set criteria of satisfying the Learning Objectives

Assessment Criteria

This is a Team Project and initially team submission will be assessed and a grade will be given for each team. Then individual grade will be determined based on their contribution and performance. Team members will need to indicate their individual contribution. It may be possible that individual grade could be higher than the team mark, but capped at the maximum mark for the assessment. Details project marking criteria will be provided on Moodle.

Example: Individual contributions of 3 students in Team A are given below. This Team A received 36 marks (out of 40) for their project.

S1 - 30%; S2 - 33%; S3 - 37% (Total 100% contribution)

Based on the contribution, Individual marks are given as follow.

S1 = 36 x (30/33.3) = 32.4 (out of 40)

S2 = 36 x (33/33.3) = 35.6 (out of 40)

S3 = 36 x (37/33.3) = 40.0 (out of 40)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe types and characteristics fluid machinery and apply and explain the theory of energy transfer to its operation in engineering applications
  • Apply discipline theories and methods to the problems of designing, implementing, operating and maintaining mechanical systems in industrial contexts
  • Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development, and development of technical competence in thermofluid engineering
  • Reflect upon, formulate and solve problems and record and communicate professionally the approach used to resolve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Laboratory Report

Task Description

Each student will be required to complete the laboratory exercises as per the instruction sheets which will be available in the unit website. Laboratory sessions are compulsory, and each session will be up to 2 hours in duration. The timetable of laboratories will be supplied separately via unit website (Moodle).

Statement on Safety

According to the Workplace Health and Safety Act, 1995, it is a legal requirement that all persons at a workplace must not act in a manner that endangers the health or safety of any person at that workplace. As a student, your University is your workplace. When attending laboratories, workshops and field activities, fully enclosed footwear covering the whole foot must be worn at all times. Other personal protective equipment must be worn when required, or as directed by the lecturer or technical officer-in-charge. All requirements of the School Workplace Clothing Policy must also be observed. In the laboratory clothing must fully cover the torso, and have at least a short sleeve (i.e. no singlets). Failure to comply with any of the above health and safety requirements may result in your exclusion from laboratory, workshop or activities - most of which are compulsory.

At laboratory session

Arrive early; communicate with other members of the groups, discuss individual tasks/contribution in readiness for the laboratory experiment.

Ensure to bring

Laboratory instruction sheets if any; Graph paper (A4 linear, 10 div/cm); Notebook (A4 hard bound); Ruler (30 cm clear plastic); Pen and pencil; Scientific calculator; Correct footwear.

Students are expected to complete the entire laboratory exercise including the drawing of graphs and calculating the final answer. All raw data must be entered in the notebook immediately.

Laboratory submission cover sheet

Softcopy (electronic) submissions must be compiled as one single pdf file and submitted through the unit website (Moodle). The first page of the assignment must show the following information: Names, Student Numbers, Group No, Year, Term, Unit Code, Assessment item details.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Friday (19 Jun 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
You must get a minimum 50% on this assessment item to secure a Pass in this unit.

Assessment Criteria

  • Reporting of major elements/steps (eg. Theory, Objective, Procedures, Results etc) taken to undertake the laboratory sessions (40% of total marks)
  • Clarity of expression, including correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and appropriate referencing of sources (10% of total marks).
  • Accurate and correct use and presentation of mathematical equations or graphs, tables, diagrams and/or drawings (30% of total marks).
  • Discussion and logical presentation of ideas and arguments by means of data analysis and synthesis (20% of total marks).


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse, explain and evaluate performance characteristics and determine load on air conditioning and refrigeration plants
  • Analyse, explain and evaluate mass, energy and heat transfer processes in industrial plant and components, and industrial processes
  • Describe types and characteristics fluid machinery and apply and explain the theory of energy transfer to its operation in engineering applications
  • Explain and analyse complex flows and computational fluid dynamics methods in such flows.
  • Apply discipline theories and methods to the problems of designing, implementing, operating and maintaining mechanical systems in industrial contexts
  • Communicate professionally and provide evidence of personal reflection on, and critical assessment of, team contributions and professional development, and development of technical competence in thermofluid engineering


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Ethical practice

4 In-class Test(s)

Assessment Title
Class Test

Task Description

This assessment covers weekly topics from Week 1 to Week 11. Students are required to answer analytical and numerical questions to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge and analytical and solving skills in thermo-fluid processes.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Wednesday (10 Jun 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

Suggested time will be confirmed and notified


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (19 Jun 2020)

It is expected that the assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
You must get a minimum 50% on this assessment item to secure a Pass in this course.

Assessment Criteria

Each question in the test will be assessed separately for the criterion accuracy and correct results. A question will be deemed to have been completed if the student has shown correct procedure and sound understanding of the work.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Analyse, explain and evaluate performance characteristics and determine load on air conditioning and refrigeration plants
  • Analyse, explain and evaluate mass, energy and heat transfer processes in industrial plant and components, and industrial processes
  • Describe types and characteristics fluid machinery and apply and explain the theory of energy transfer to its operation in engineering applications
  • Explain and analyse complex flows and computational fluid dynamics methods in such flows.
  • Apply discipline theories and methods to the problems of designing, implementing, operating and maintaining mechanical systems in industrial contexts
  • Reflect upon, formulate and solve problems and record and communicate professionally the approach used to resolve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical practice

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As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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What is a breach of academic integrity?

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Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

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