ENEM12008 - Solid Materials Handling
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will develop skills required to analyse the operation and maintenance of solid material handling equipment. The characteristics of solid materials and their impact on storage and conveying systems including requirements for the effective operation of conveyors will be explored. You will design hoppers, identify dust extraction systems, explain the applications of various feeders used in industry and apply the principles of mine product handling systems to a given mine situation. You will be required to work autonomously to produce clear, professional documentation of the approach taken in description and analysis of solid materials handling equipment.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PHYS11184 Engineering Physics A OR ENAG11005 Mechanics OR ENEG11006 Engineering Statics and MATH11218 Eng Foundation Mathematics OR MATH11160 Technology Mathematics

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Written Assessment 25%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 25%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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 Source Recommendation
Students liked the applied nature of the contents and found the prescribed resources helpful Moodle Feedback Based on the positive feedback from the students, similar course resources will be provided with some current state of the art practice notes.
Students were happy with the support provided to both on-campus and distance cohort. Moodle Feedback The practice of providing students with support will continue in future offerings.
A few students reported their difficulties to understand the course lectures in some instances Moodle Feedback The delivery of the course lectures will be reviewed
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Characterise the properties of bulk materials and explain their impact on the design of storage and conveying systems.
  2. Design hoppers for mass and funnel flow and wall loading
  3. Explain the application for the various feeders used in industry and select appropriate bin/feeder arrangements
  4. Design and select belt conveyor
  5. Identify Dust Extraction systems and treatment of dust
  6. Apply the principles of mine product handling systems to a given mine situation
  7. Work autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve each and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem

This unit assists students to develop the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for Professional Engineers and Engineering Technologists

Knowledge and Skills Base: Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 assist development of Elements

Engineering Application Ability: Learning Outcomes 3, and 6 assist development of Elements 2.1 and 2.2

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment        
4 - Practical and Written Assessment            

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
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          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment      
4 - Practical and Written Assessment        

Prescribed Textbooks

Bulk Solids Handling : An Introduction to the Practice and Technology
Author/s: Woodcock, Year: 2013
Edition: Publisher: Springer Verlag
City: New York State: NY
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Handling of Bulk Solids: Theory and Practice
Author/s: Shamlou, P Year: 1993
Edition: Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
City: London
Country: UK
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

The Supplementary textbook is only available as an ebook at this link

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAshfaque Chowdhury (A.Chowdhury@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Principles of Materials Handling

Physics of Bulk Solids -Bulk Characteristics

1

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 2 13-03-2017

Gravity Flow of Bulk Solids

2

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 3 20-03-2017

Dynamics of Fluids & Solid Systems

3

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 4 27-03-2017

Design of Storage Bins & Hoppers

Stress Analysis

4

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 5 03-04-2017

Introduction to Bulk Transport - Conveyor Technology

Belt conveyors & Bucket elevators

7 & 9

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
  • Residential School for Distance Students at Rockhampton Campus
  • Industry visit
Assignment One Due Monday (03 Apr 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Conveyor Technology (continued)

Chain conveyors & Flight conveyors

9

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 7 24-04-2017

Conveyor Technology (continued)

Screw Conveyors & Vibrating Conveyors

10 & 11

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 8 01-05-2017

Pneumatic Conveying

12 & 14

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 9 08-05-2017

Hydraulic Conveying

16

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Assignment Two Due Friday (12 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

Hoisting Equipment

Storage & Segregation of Bulk

Course notes

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Week 11 22-05-2017

Bulk Transport

Rail & Marine Transport;

Aerial ropeways

Robotic Handling

Course Notes

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Laboratory Report Due Monday (22 May 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Safety in Material Handling

Bulk Material and Pollution - Dust Hazard & Dust Control

Course Review

Summary of the whole course encompassing all teaching and learning activities that have been undertaken during the semester.

  • Weekly lecture and tutorial for on-campus students
  • Weekly recorded lecture and virtual meeting for distance students
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Assignment Three Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment One
Task Description

This assessment item relates to the learning outcomes of 1, 2 and 7. In written assignment, students will get an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in gross sampling, particle size distribution and hardness, cohesion and adhesion, the angle of repose, arching phenomena of material, gas and solids flow. The assignment tasks will be uploaded on the course website (Moodle).

Assignments submission:

Online submission is the only submission mode for all assignments in this course. To submit electronically, the assignment must be saved in PDF format and the files must not be password protected. You are not permitted to submit any hard copies of your assignments.

General rules:

  • Non-PDF files will not be accepted.
  • Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time. No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension by the Course Coordinator prior to the date of the submission.
  • Submission link will be activated in due time by the lecturer.
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (03-Apr-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria for all students

  1. Content (40%) - includes the application of subject knowledge, accuracy and relevance of answers, correct use of terminology, units and conventions, language and grammar used in answering the questions.
  2. Evidence of understanding and engineering competence (40%) - include an appropriate understanding of the theory / concept and overall demonstration of extensive subject knowledge gathered from literature sources other than the lecture notes and the recommended textbook.
  3. Professional presentation (20%) - includes a logical layout of the answer / analysis, appropriate use of the diagram, referencing style, the general appearance of the document or assignment, attention to document detail and quality to provide an easily legible document.

Note:

  1. Students should not reproduce their responses to question directly from the Lecture Slides or the Study Guide. All responses must be written in your own words.
  2. Marks are deducted for poorly organised/explained solutions / answers.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Original copies must be converted to pdf documents. No photocopies / scanned version permitted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Characterise the properties of bulk materials and explain their impact on the design of storage and conveying systems.

2. Design hoppers for mass and funnel flow and wall loading

7. Work autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve each and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment Two
Task Description

This assessment item relates to the learning outcomes of 3, 4, 5 and 7. In this written assessment, students will get an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in conveyor technology and bulk handling and require to solve several related engineering problems. The assignment tasks will be uploaded on the course website (Moodle).

Assignments submission:

On-line submission is the only submission mode for all assignments in this course. To submit electronically, the assignment must be saved in PDF format and the files must not be password protected. You are not permitted to submit any hard copies of your assignments.

General rules:

  • Non-PDF files will not be accepted.
  • Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time. No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension by the Course Coordinator prior to the date of the submission.
  • Submission link will be activated in due time by the lecturer.
Assessment Due Date Week 9 Friday (12-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria for all students

  1. Content (40%) - includes the application of subject knowledge, accuracy and relevance of answers, correct use of terminology, units and conventions, language and grammar used in answering the questions.
  2. Evidence of understanding and engineering competence (40%) - include an appropriate understanding of the theory / concept and overall demonstration of extensive subject knowledge gathered from literature sources other than the lecture notes and the recommended textbook.
  3. Professional presentation (20%) - includes a logical layout of the answer / analysis, appropriate use of the diagram, referencing style, the general appearance of the document or assignment, attention to document detail and quality to provide an easily legible document.

Note:

  1. Students should not reproduce their responses to question directly from the Lecture Slides or the Study Guide. All responses must be written in your own words.
  2. Marks are deducted for poorly organised/explained solutions / answers.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Original documents must be converted to pdf documents. No photocopies / scanned documents permitted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Explain the application for the various feeders used in industry and select appropriate bin/feeder arrangements

4. Design and select belt conveyor

5. Identify Dust Extraction systems and treatment of dust

7. Work autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve each and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment Three
Task Description

This assessment item relates to the learning outcomes of 4, 5, 6 and 7. In this written assessment, students must demonstrate their knowledge in knowledge in bulk transportation, storage as well as safety in material handling and require to solve several related engineering problems.

The assignment tasks will be uploaded on the course website (Moodle).

Assignments submission:

On-line submission is the only submission mode for all assignments in this course. To submit electronically, the assignment must be saved in PDF format and the files must not be password protected. You are not permitted to submit any hard copies of your assignments.

General rules:

  • Non-PDF files will not be accepted.
  • Access to the uploading link closes at the scheduled submission time. No submissions will be accepted after the due date and hour unless a student is granted an extension by the Course Coordinator prior to the date of the submission.
  • Submission link will be activated in due time by the lecturer.
Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks after the due date.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria for all students

  1. Content (40%) - includes the application of subject knowledge, accuracy and relevance of answers, correct use of terminology, units and conventions, language and grammar used in answering the questions.
  2. Evidence of understanding and engineering competence (40%) - include an appropriate understanding of the theory / concept and overall demonstration of extensive subject knowledge gathered from literature sources other than the lecture notes and the recommended textbook.
  3. Professional presentation (20%) - includes a logical layout of the answer / analysis, appropriate use of the diagram, referencing style, the general appearance of the document or assignment, attention to document detail and quality to provide an easily legible document.

Note:

  1. Students should not reproduce their responses to question directly from the Lecture Slides or the Study Guide. All responses must be written in your own words.
  2. Marks are deducted for poorly organised/explained solutions / answers.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Original documents must be converted to pdf documents. No photocopies / scanned documents permitted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Identify Dust Extraction systems and treatment of dust

6. Apply the principles of mine product handling systems to a given mine situation

7. Work autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve each and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 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 on the course website. Attendance in the laboratory sessions / residential school is compulsory and each session will be up to 2 hours in duration. The timetable of laboratories will be supplied separately via Moodle. Students are expected to complete the entire laboratory exercise including the drawing of graphs and calculating the final answer in the lab. All raw data must be entered in the notebook immediately and checked by the laboratory instructor.

At laboratory session: Arrive early; communicate with other members of the team and be ready for the laboratory experiment.

Ensure to bring:

  • Laboratory instruction sheets;
  • Notebook;
  • Ruler (30 cm clear plastic);
  • Pen & pencil;
  • Scientific calculator;

Laboratory submission cover sheet:

Softcopy (electronic) submissions must be compiled into one single pdf file and submitted through the course website (Moodle). The first page of the assessment item must show the following information: Team members name, Student numbers, Team No, Year, Term, Course Code and Name of the experiment.

Statement on Safety:

According to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, 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 of Engineering and Technology Workplace Clothing Policy must also be observed. In the laboratory, clothing must fully cover the torso, and has 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.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students It is expected that assessment item will be returned in 2 weeks from the date of submission.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria for all students

  1. Content (40%) - includes accuracy of the calculation, relevance of answers, data collection and analysis, graphing, application of knowledge, correct use of terminology, units and conventions, language and grammar used in answering the questions.
  2. Evidence of understanding and engineering competence (40%) - include an appropriate understanding of the theory / concepts and overall demonstration of extensive knowledge in interpreting the experimental results and drawing appropriate inferences and conclusions.
  3. Professional presentation (20%) - includes a logical layout of analysis/answer, appropriate use of the diagram, referencing style, the general appearance of the document or assignment, attention to document detail and quality to provide an easily legible document.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

Each group will submit only one pdf document of all the laboratory exercises. Original documents converted to pdf only. No photocopies permitted.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

7. Work autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve each and the reasons for adopting such approaches to the problem

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice




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