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ENEM20002 Fluid Power Engineering and Control
Fluid Power Engineering and Control
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Unit Profile Correction added on 06-05-20

Due to COVID-19, the invigilated final examination scheduled for ENEM20002, T1-2020, will be replaced by an online QUIZ (short questions + long questions requiring problem solving). The QUIZ questions will address the same learning outcomes as the exam. More details will be available in the Unit Moodle site.   

General Information

Overview

This project-based unit is about designing fluid power systems for automated and semiautomated industrial plants. This unit deals with exploring fluid power elements and their ISO standard symbols, designing fluid power circuits using actuators, directional control and other valves, sensors and control systems. Control technology may include both hydraulic and pneumatic systems integrated with programmable controllers (PLCs and micro-controllers). In small teams, you will undertake project work involving solving real-life industrial problems. There are also several laboratory experiments in areas of hydraulic and pneumatic operating system design and control circuit design integrated with PLCs for automated machines. You will use simulation software (SimScape and/or FluidSim) for confirming the functionality of designed projects prior to prototyping. You will communicate professionally using discipline-specific terminology to present designs and problem solutions. Students enrolled in online mode must attend a compulsory residential school to facilitate peer collaboration and attainment of the unit learning outcomes.

Details

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

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

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

Melbourne
Perth
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 Postgraduate 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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Laboratory/Practical
Weighting: 20%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

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 Through Moodle site

Feedback

The delivery of this unit was done in a professional manner. Students content knowledge and learning of Fluid Power systems evolved. They enjoyed all aspects of this unit.

Recommendation

Keep it up and improve it further.

Feedback from Through Moodle site

Feedback

More demonstrations SimScape simulations.

Recommendation

More demonstrations will be included in the next delivery.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Design complex fluid drives and analyse their performance
  2. Evaluate advanced applications of drive systems in industrial plants
  3. Design fluid control circuits integrated with programmable controllers for automated machine systems
  4. Design and analyse electro-mechanical and fluid control power and energy conversion systems
  5. Design protection and control systems for fluid power machines
  6. Analyse electro-mechanical power and energy conversion
  7. Create professional documentation using terminology, symbols and diagrams related to electric and fluid drives.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard and Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) 9 Level.

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 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Laboratory/Practical - 20%
4 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Laboratory/Practical - 20%
4 - Examination - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Fluid Power with Applications

Authors: Anthony Esposito
Pearson
Essex Essex , UK , UK
ISBN: 13:978-1-292-02387-8
Binding: Paperback

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: Vancouver

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Abdul Mazid Unit Coordinator
a.mazid@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 1: Fluid Properties (2 hrs)

Chapter

2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs)

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 2: Hydraulic Pumps (2 hrs)

Chapter

5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs);

Tutorial 1: Fluid Properties - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website).

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 3: Hydraulic Motors (2 hrs)

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs);

Tutorial 2: Hydraulic Pumps - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website) ;

Lab experiment on Hydraulics (2 hrs).

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 4: Hydraulic Actuators and Cushioning (2 hrs)

Chapter

6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs);

Tutorial 3: Hydraulic Motors - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website);

Lab experiment on Hydraulics (2 hrs)

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 5: Hydraulic Valves (2 hrs)

Chapter

8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Project Presentation in Workshop;

Tutorial 4: Hydraulic Actuators and Cushioning - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website);

Lab experiments on Hydraulics (2 hrs)

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Work on completion of project

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 6: Fluid Control Circuit Design (2 hrs)


Chapter

14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs);

Tutorial 5: Hydraulic Valves - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website).


Assignment 1 (Project 1) Due: Week 6 Monday (20 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 7: Electric Circuits in Fluid Control Systems (2 hrs)



Chapter

15 and Lecture notes 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs);

Tutorial 6: Fluid Control Circuit Design - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website).

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 8: PLC Architecture and Programming (2 hrs)


Chapter

17 and Lecture notes 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs);

Tutorial 7: Fluid Control Circuit Design and PLC Programming - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website);

Lab experiment on Pneumatic Control (2 hrs)

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 9: Pneumatic Control Elements (2 hrs)

Chapter

14 and Lecture materials 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs)

Tutorial 8: PLC Programming - - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website)

Lab experiment on Pneumatic Control (2 hrs).

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 10: Pneumatic Logic Elements (2 hrs)


Chapter

16 and Lecture materials 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs).

Tutorial 9: Pneumatic Control Elements - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website)

Lab experiment on PLC and Pneumatic Control (2 hrs).

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 11: Pneumatic Sensors (2 hrs)

Chapter

Lecture materials 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Project Presentation in Workshop;

Tutorial 10: Pneumatic Logic Elements - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website)

Lab experiment on PLC and Pneumatic Control (2 hrs).


Assignment 3 (Laboratory Experiments and Report Submission) Due: Week 11 Monday (25 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Lec 12: Review Lecture (2 hrs)

Chapter

All sources mentioned above

Events and Submissions/Topic

Workshop on projects (2 hrs).

Tutorial 11: Pneumatic Control Circuits - 2 hrs (Tutorial problems available in Unit Moodle website)


Assignment 2 (Project 2) Due: Week 12 Monday (1 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Students please note that, in T1 - 2020, due to non-availability of Lab staff member there will be no opportunity to perform lab experiments during the Weeks 5 to 7. 

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1 (Project 1)

Task Description

A team of four students will perform an engineering project work on a selected hydraulically operated and controlled industrial machine. In the project work students are supposed to design, calculate and analyse the projected machine. For design they will prepare estimation for selection and design of different components and units of the machine. The design will be presented primarily in manual sketches and then layout drawing and assembly drawing and part drawings of selected items using a CAD drawing software. Importance and scopes of industrial applications of the projected equipment and it's cost estimation are another factors. Control system for the designed machine students are supposed to use SimScape (MATLAB - Si,ulink) or FluidSim. On completion of the design project students are supposed to present their achievement in a workshop session.

Essential sections of Project 1 and the report are:

1. Title page (refer to template provided in Unit Moodle site)

2. Introduction and background (describe the problem of your selected project, demonstrate your understanding about the problem following available publications, mention the scope of application of the machine in industry, etc.);

3. Design layout/assembly drawing (2D/3D) in side view/s and top view, visualise it and get clear understanding of your projected machine, you may need to produce part drawings of the selected parts of your machine (selection can be done by your Tutor);

4. Sketch required fluid (hydraulic or pneumatic) power system, calculate and select required fluid (hydraulic or pneumatic) components for your project. You may need to start learning simulation using SimScape or FluidSim at this stage;

5. Industrial applications and value of your projected machine for engineering;

6. Safety factors that to be considered for operation of the projected machine;

7. List of References


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (20 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (4 May 2020)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

This team based project will be assessed considering both technical and professional aspects.The technical aspects cover a wide range of applications and quality of the design and analysis of a hydraulic and pneumatic systems, comparison and safety checking of the of the new design using proper engineering procedures. The professional aspects cover a higher level of teamwork, leadership, research, and communication skills. Further detail will be provided in due time via the Unit Moodle website. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
One submission for a group.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design complex fluid drives and analyse their performance
  • Evaluate advanced applications of drive systems in industrial plants
  • Create professional documentation using terminology, symbols and diagrams related to electric and fluid drives.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2 (Project 2)

Task Description

This project based assignment is based on the content covered in Weeks 1 to 12. The scope of the Assignment 2 will be populated in Week 7 via Unit Moodle website. This is a team work and group submission. Major content of the submission may cover Introduction, Literature finding, Design drawings and calculations, control circuit produced using SimScape (MATLAB-Simulink) or FluidSi, industrial importance and applications and cost estimation.

Essential sections of Project 2 and the report are:

  1. Title page (refer to template provided in Unit Moodle site)

  2. Introduction and background (describe the problem of your selected project, demonstrate your understanding about the problem following available publications, mention the scope of application of the machine in industry, etc.);

  3. Design layout/assembly drawing (2D/3D) in side view/s and top view, visualise it and get clear understanding of your projected machine, you may need to produce part drawings of the selected parts of your machine (selection can be done by your Tutor);

  4. Sketch required fluid (hydraulic or pneumatic) power system, calculate and select required fluid (hydraulic or pneumatic) components for your project. You may need to start learning simulation using SimScape or FluidSim at this stage;

  5. Control strategy for the designed machine (schematics, pneumatic or hydraulic circuit, PLC program written to control the projected machine at least at a semi-automated level);

  6. Industrial applications and value of your projected machine for engineering;

  7. Safety factors that to be considered for operation of the projected machine;

  8. List of references


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (1 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (12 June 2020)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

This team-based project will be assessed considering both technical and professional aspects. The technical aspects cover a wide range of applications of design and analysis of a hydraulic and pneumatic system controlled by programmable controller’s (PLCs), SimScape simulation, comparison and safety checking of the new design using proper engineering procedures. The professional skills cover a higher level of teamwork, leadership, research and communication skills. Students should refer to the Unit Moodle site for individual marking criteria of the team-based projects and labs. Detailed information will be provided in the Moodle website in time.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Design fluid control circuits integrated with programmable controllers for automated machine systems
  • Design protection and control systems for fluid power machines
  • Analyse electro-mechanical power and energy conversion


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research

3 Laboratory/Practical

Assessment Title
Assignment 3 (Laboratory Experiments and Report Submission)

Task Description

Students in group will accomplish three lab experiments in hydraulic control and another three experiments in pneumatic control, pneumatic control integrated with PLCs. Students are supposed to demonstrate their professional and skillful attitude towards every experiments. Performances may include clear understanding of the objective, procedures and setup, capability of constructing the control circuits as required and finally running the experiments and collect information and data as required. Students are supposed to follow the OHS regulations. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (25 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Monday (15 June 2020)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment of lab experiments will be conducted in two phases: physically performing the experiments and submission of complete tecnical report on the performed experiment. Assessment criteria are based on a detailed calculations and presentations of data obtained in the hydraulic and pneumatic setup. It is based on accuracy in calculations, validation of results obtained by proper interpretation of results. It is also based on the way how students are putting symbols and hydraulic/pneumatics diagrams to present sequence of operations in the experiments. More information will be provided in due time for individual experiment.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate advanced applications of drive systems in industrial plants
  • Design fluid control circuits integrated with programmable controllers for automated machine systems
  • Design and analyse electro-mechanical and fluid control power and energy conversion systems
  • Create professional documentation using terminology, symbols and diagrams related to electric and fluid drives.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Closed Book
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