ENEM14011 - Energy Conversion
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit introduces you to key concepts and principles required to analyse problems involving heat exchange and energy conversion. You will analyse and design heat exchangers and analyse performance of compressors, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet propulsion. You will analyse combustion processes and estimate pollutant emissions, and analyse and design nozzles to promote safe and efficient combustion. You will prepare technical reports that demonstrate critical evaluation of results and experimental uncertainties. You are required to show your ability to work productively, both individually and collaboratively, to solve problems, and document and communicate their work clearly in a professional manner. On-campus students will be required to attend laboratory sessions to promote development of unit learning outcomes. Distance students will be required to attend a residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ENEM13014 Thermodynamics or ENEM12003 Thermodynamics

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.

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. Practical and Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 50%

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
I enjoyed the content. The course was well presented. Course content was good, nothing wrong with that exam was good. The course had a plenty of reading materials. The topics covered in this course are interesting and I was grateful that the lectures and tutorials from the previous year had been made available which went someway to making up for the poor standard of delivery this year. Course material was detailed easy to understand. The lab supervisor was very good - thank you Pat. Course evaluation Happy to know these good comments. We will try to maintain these good aspects of the course in future.
Feedback on assessment took long and marking was too harsh. Course evaluation Clear marking criteria, marking approach and distribution of marks in each component of each question will be made clear in advance in coming years.
Labs were not returned on-time. The lab report requirements should be made more clear early on. Course evaluation Delay in returning feedback on lab reports were due to change in marking approach and understanding of the criteria. The lab report marking criteria will be made more clear in future.
Assessment items should be revised and polished before published on Moodle to prevent complications from changes. Course evaluation Some mistakes were observed, however, extra care will be taken for preparing assessment items with free of mistakes.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain principles of heat transfer and conversion between heat energy and mechanical power and apply these principles to solution of heat transfer and energy conversion problems
  2. Analyse, design and explain the performance of heat exchangers
  3. Analyse and explain the performance of compressors, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet propulsion
  4. Analyse and explain combustion processes and estimate pollutant emissions for internal combustion engines and gas turbines
  5. Analyse, design and explain nozzles to promote safe and efficient combustion
  6. Demonstrate individual capability to analyse, solve and explain energy conversion problems

This core Unit in the Mechanical Engineering course will help students meet the Engineers Australia's stage One Competencies by the completion of the degree.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

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

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Practical and Written Assessment  
3 - Examination      

Prescribed Textbooks

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties of Fluids (SI Units)
Author/s: Rogers, G.F.C. & Mayhew, Y.R. Year: 1995
Edition: 5th or later Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
State: Queensland
Country: Australia
Applied Thermodynamics for Engineering Technologists
Author/s: Eastop, T.D. and McConkey, A. Year: 1993
Edition: 5th or later Publisher: Pearson, Prentice Hall
Country: UK
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Video and audio equipment to join online classes
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR Turabian referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorJustin Hyde (j.hyde@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

Heat Transfer

Chapter 16

Problems: 16.1, 16.5, 16.6, 16.8

Week 2 13-03-2017

Heat Transfer

Chapter 16

Problems: 16.16, 16.18, 16.20, 16.21, 16.22

Week 3 20-03-2017

Heat Transfer

Chapter 16

Problems: 16.30, 16.37, 16.38, 16.44, 16.46

Week 4 27-03-2017

Internal Combustion Engines

Chapter 13

Problems: 13.1, 13.2, 13.6, 13.8, 13.9

Week 5 03-04-2017

Internal Combustion Engines

Chapter 13

Problems: 13.10, 13.11,13.13

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Combustion

Chapter 7

Residential school for Mixed Mode students (18-21 April)

Week 7 24-04-2017

Combustion

Chapter 7

Problems: 7.1, 7.3, 7.5, 7.6

Assignment Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 12:00 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Combustion

Chapter 7

Problems: 7.8, 7.9, 7.12

Week 9 08-05-2017

Gas Turbine

Chapter 9

Problems: 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.5

Week 10 15-05-2017

Nozzles and Jet Propulsion

Chapter 10

Problems: 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4

Week 11 22-05-2017

Nozzles and Jet Propulsion

Chapter 10

Problems: 10.7, 10.8, 10.9

Week 12 29-05-2017

Compressors

Chapter 12

Problems: 12.3, 12.5, 12.9

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Review

Problems: 7.7, 10.5, 12.10

Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment
Task Description
The assignment will be based on topics covered in weeks one to five.
Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 12:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Monday (08-May-2017)
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

Responses to questions will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Correct application of arithmetic and mathematics
  • Answers clearly identified
  • Correct results
  • All necessary steps in analysis are present in correct order
  • Clear presentation of mathematical and arithmetical working linking given details of the problem to the results obtained
  • Evidence of checking results (mathematical, graphical, logic-common sense)
  • Explanation of choices made in the analysis (why is procedure required, why this particular procedure)
  • Interpretation of results, eg limitations, direction of vectors, etc
  • Logical layout of analysis
  • Appropriate use of diagrams, clear diagrams
  • Correct use of terminology and conventions
  • Clear English in the explanation of procedure and interpretation of results
  • Referencing of authoritative sources of equations and data
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or Turabian
Submission Online

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

1. Explain principles of heat transfer and conversion between heat energy and mechanical power and apply these principles to solution of heat transfer and energy conversion problems

2. Analyse, design and explain the performance of heat exchangers

3. Analyse and explain the performance of compressors, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet propulsion

4. Analyse and explain combustion processes and estimate pollutant emissions for internal combustion engines and gas turbines

5. Analyse, design and explain nozzles to promote safe and efficient combustion

6. Demonstrate individual capability to analyse, solve and explain energy conversion problems

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Laboratory Activities and Interview
Task Description

Each student will be required to complete the following:

  1. Performance study of heat exchangers (group-work) (Pass/Fail)
  2. Performance study of diesel engine (group-work) (Pass/Fail)
  3. Performance study of petrol engine (group-work) (Pass/Fail)
  4. Individual interview at completion of laboratory activities (25%)

The residential school for Mixed Mode students will be held in Rockhampton, 18-21 April 2017.

A detailed schedule for on-campus and Mixed Mode students will be supplied separately in Moodle.

The laboratory activities and interview are compulsory, non-attendance will be marked as zero and will result in a Fail for the entire unit.

Assessment Due Date As per the schedule provided in Moodle.
Return Date to Students Feedback provided during the labs and on completion of the interview.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

For the three Pass/Fail components students are expected to participate in the lab activity in order to enhance their understanding of the concepts demonstrated by the lab activity.

Students will be interviewed by the Unit Coordinator and where possible their laboratory supervisor also. In the interview students will be asked a series of questions which test their understanding of the lab activities, the concepts behind each lab activity and an understanding of how the theories apply to everyday machinery which use these concepts. Each student's mark will depend on their ability to answer the questions. Example questions will be available in Moodle. Interviews will be done in person or via video conferencing technology (likely to be Zoom). The interview will be recorded.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or Turabian
Submission Online

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

1. Explain principles of heat transfer and conversion between heat energy and mechanical power and apply these principles to solution of heat transfer and energy conversion problems

2. Analyse, design and explain the performance of heat exchangers

3. Analyse and explain the performance of compressors, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet propulsion

4. Analyse and explain combustion processes and estimate pollutant emissions for internal combustion engines and gas turbines

5. Analyse, design and explain nozzles to promote safe and efficient combustion

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

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Restricted
Prescribed textbooks only
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain principles of heat transfer and conversion between heat energy and mechanical power and apply these principles to solution of heat transfer and energy conversion problems

2. Analyse, design and explain the performance of heat exchangers

3. Analyse and explain the performance of compressors, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and jet propulsion

4. Analyse and explain combustion processes and estimate pollutant emissions for internal combustion engines and gas turbines

5. Analyse, design and explain nozzles to promote safe and efficient combustion

6. Demonstrate individual capability to analyse, solve and explain energy conversion problems

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice


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