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CRAF6016 - Fluids and Gases

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Title:Fluids and Gases
Long Title:Fluids and Gases
Module Code:CRAF6016
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: EAMONN SHEFFRON
Module Description: This module offers students an introduction to the study of Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It covers heat energy and transfer, thermal and linear expansion, pressure of gasses and liquids, relative density of gasses and liquids, corrosion, properties of oils and gasses.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Manipulate formulae and the SI system of units as applied to Thermodynamics of fluids and gases.
LO2 Complete calculations involving heat, thermal expansion, expansion , compression of fluids and gases.
LO3 Define properties of fluids and calculate pressures, hydrostatic forces.
LO4 Work in the lab as a part of a team doing various testing procedures, producing results and reports.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Mensuration
Practical problems on area, Volume, Capacity, Density and Weight of Liquids and Gases
Units and Conversions
The SI system of units, prefixes and usage
Pressures
Intensity of Pressure, Total Pressure, Force, Circulating Pressure, Pressure Drop, and Hydraulic Gradient, Measurement, Boyle's Law, Atmospheric Pressure, Gauge Pressure.
Properties of Materials
Mechanical properties of the various materials used in Mechanical Services.
Electrical Power
Heat Energy, Power, Current, Continuity, Single Phase, 3 Phase supply, DC/AC current.
Temperature
Temperature Measurement, Scales, Thermal and Linear expansion, Specific heat and Heat quantity, Heat Transfer, Latent and Sensible Heat, Change of state.
Corrosion
Atmospheric, Electrolytic, De-zincification of fittings, Acidic water, PH Scale, Glycol.
Latent Heat and Vapourisation
Change of state. Latent heat of fusion and vapourisation. Evaporation, condensation and boiling. Vapour pressure. Enthalpy, formation and properties of steam, wet steam, dry steam, super heated steam, and Steam tables. Temperature-enthalpy diagram.
Lab Programme
Lab Safety, Conduct Lab experiments from the following list: Thermal/Linear expansion, Thermal conductivity, Density, Intensity of Pressure, Properties of materials, Latent and sensible heat.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work60.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Volume, Capacity, Relative density, Pressures, properties of materials, electrical power, and the SI system of Units 1,3 25.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Written report of various tests carried out in the lab, showing individual results, when working as part of a team. 1,2,4 35.0 Every Second Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 40.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab testing and written reports 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Non-contact 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture formal lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Lab testing and writing reports 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning non contact 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Anthony Bedford 2008, Engineering Mechanics, 5th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 981-06-7940-8]
  • John Hannah, M. J. Hillier 1999, Mechanical engineering science, Longman Harlow, England [ISBN: 0582326753]
  • Richard Gentle, Peter Edwards, Bill Bolton 2001, Mechanical engineering systems, Butterworth/Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 0750652136]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

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