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Unit details (Course and Unit Handbook 2002)

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Computer Aided Design and Communication


Enrolment code: KNE111


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Develops students’

ability in preparing, drawing and
presenting engineering drawings using contemporary graphical techniques and
computer software packages. The concept of computer aided drafting (CAD)
tools is explained. Studies cover mechanical, civil and electrical circu
it
drawings. In the drawing of spatial objects, students are introduced to aspects
of descriptive geometry such as methods of projection, elements of plane and
solid geometry, development of surfaces of revolution. In the drawing of
electrical circuits, st
udents are introduced to computer software techniques for
schematic capture and routing of circuit layouts. The circuit also develops the
students’ skill in project presentation.

Staff:


Dr CG Foster

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


a mix of 36 hrs lectures

and practical work sessions; and assignments
in mechanical and electrical CAD:65 hrs drawing office and CAD lab

Assess:


final exam (40%), mid
-
sem test (30%), assignments (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Engineering Mechanics


Enrolment code: KNE112


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Covers the basic principles required in a first course of
mechanics. The main objective is to give students the confidence to apply these
principles in solving practical engineering problems. Extensive use is made of
vector
methods. The unit includes an introduction to both statics and dynamics.
The statics portion covers the system of units used in mechanics, statics of
particles, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroids and centres of gravity, analysis
of simple structures in
cluding beams and trusses. The dynamics portion covers
kinematics and kinetics of single particles and system of particles using
Newton’s laws, energy and momentum methods.

Staff:


Dr V Karri, Dr ES Melerski

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3x1
-
hr lectures,

1
-
hr tutorial, 5x3
-
hr lab sessions

Mutual excl:


ACM100, ACM102, ACM110

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (75%), tutorials and mid
-
term test (10%), lab (15%)

Required texts, etc:



Beer FP and Johnston ER,

Vector Mechanics for Engineers,


6th edn, McGraw Hill,
1997.

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Cou
rses:


N3A


Engineering Profession and Industry


Enrolment code: KNE121


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Introduces the role and responsibility of the professional
engineer in society. The unit also develops the student’s ability to use basic
engi
neering and business tools (eg workshop processes and spreadsheets).
Professional issues include: history of the engineering profession in society, role
and impact of the engineer on industry, society and the environment; principles
of sustainable design a
nd development; introduction to professional practice,
conduct and ethics. Industrial practice topics include: manufacturing processes
used in all sections of engineering, machines and materials, health and safety,
industrial relations; workshop practices
and software packages, particularly
spreadsheets. Site visits are conducted where possible.

Staff:


Assoc Prof PE Doe

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


5 hrs weekly (13 wks)

Assess:


assignments, lab and fieldtrips (100%)

Courses:


N3A


Electrical Engineering


Enrolment code: KNE122


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and
electromagnetism. Topics covered include DC circuit theory
-

Kirchhoff’s laws
and circuit reduction; superposition
, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems;
maximum power theorem, loop and nodal analysis; steady state AC circuit
theory
-

periodic wave forms, average and RMS values; phasors, inductance,
capacitance, series R
-
L and R
-
C circuits; power, power factor, complex po
wer;
maximum power transfer; non
-
linear circuits
-

non
-
linear resistors, diodes,
simple transistor circuits; electrostatics
-

Coulomb’s Law; concept of electric
field; electric flux; Gauss’s Law; potential difference; capacitors and dielectrics;
magnetism
-

magnetic induction and magnetic field; Ampere’s Law; Faraday’s
Law; inductance; energy stored in inductance; transformers.

Staff:


Dr R Langman

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks), 6x3
-
hr lab sessions during the
sem

Mut
ual excl:


ACM100, ACM102, ACM110

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Assess:


3
-
hr final exam (60%), coursework and mid
-
term test (40%)

Required texts, etc:



Rizzoni G,

Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering,


Irwin, 1993

or

Morris NM,

Mastering Electronic and Electrical Calculations,


MacMillan, 1996

Hammond P,

Electromagnetism for Engineers,


3rd edn, Pergamon, 1986.

Courses:


N3A


Materials and Manufacturing


Enrolment code: KNE210


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Introduces

civil and mechanical students to the engineering
properties of materials and manufacturing processes. The main emphasis is on
understanding why materials have certain properties and how these properties
can be modified and utilised in engineering processe
s. A further theme will
consider life
-
cycle properties of materials in the context of deterioration. Studies
cover mechanical properties of materials including destructive and
non
-
destructive testing. The unit includes an extensive study of metals and
meta
l alloys with special emphasis on understanding equilibrium diagrams.
The heat treatment and hardenability of plain carbon and alloy steels will also
be studied. Fatigue failure and metallurgical problems associated with welding
will be discussed. Non meta
llic materials including Portland cement, concrete,
timber, ceramics, polymers and composites will also be covered but the main
thrust will be on metal alloys.

Staff:


Mr BF Cousins

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


2 lectures, 15 tutorials, 18 lab sessions

Mutual excl:


ACM216

Assess:


3 hr exam (80%), mid term test (5%), lab (15%)

Required texts, etc:



Askeland DR,

The Science and Engineering of Materials,


3rd edn, PWS Publ, 1994.

Courses:


N3A


Engineering Design and Project Management


Enrolment code:

KNE211


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Acquaints students with the fundamental concepts of
engineering design. Students study the design of everyday artefacts as well as
professional design practices and standards. Contemporary concepts of
innova
tion and project management in a competitive environment are
introduced. The unit also develops a student’s communication skills through
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oral group presentations as well as written design reports requiring
components of verbal description, mathematical lay
out, accuracy and complete
working drawings. Students are given an introduction to related topics in
project management and engineering innovation, and they complete small
design projects chosen from across the various engineering disciplines with an
empha
sis on breadth of application of knowledge gained in other subjects of the
degree.

Staff:


tba

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


6 hrs per week design office

Prereq:


KNM111, KNM112, KNE122, KNM213, KNE222, KNM212

Assess:


coursework and assignments (100%)

R
equired texts, etc:



tba

Courses:


N3A


Mechanics and Structures


Enrolment code: KNE212


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Develops th
e fundamental concepts and theories of the
elastic behaviour of solid bodies subject to various types of loading. Promotes
an understanding of the design and analysis of all types of structures such as
buildings, bridges and machines. Emphasises the behavi
our of elements
making up these structures. Studies cover concepts of stress and strain, internal
forces in bar structures, stresses due to bending, behaviour of columns and
members subjects to pure torsion. In dynamics, attention is focused on the
plane k
inematics and kinetics of rigid bodies, using the momentum and energy
conservation theorems. Mechanical vibrations of systems with one degree of
freedom are considered, including transient vibration and numerical solutions
to the equations of motion.

Staf
f:


Dr ES Melerski, Dr JS Montes

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3x1
-
hr lectures, 1
-
hr tutorial, 6 x3
-
hr lab sessions

Prereq:


KNM112

Mutual excl:


ACM240, ACC213

Assess:


3 hr exam (75%), mid
-
sem test (10%), lab (15%)

Required texts, etc:



Beer RP and Joh
nston ER,

Vector Mechanics for Engineers,


McGraw Hill, 1997

Popov EP,

Engineering Mechanics of Solids,


Prentice
-
Hall

Thomson WT,

Theory of Vibration with Applications,


Chapman
-
Hall.


Courses:


N3A


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Thermal and Fluid Engineering


Enrolment code: KNE213


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Uses simple methods of mathematical analysis to develop
an Understanding of the concepts and principles of classical thermodynamics
and One
-
dimensional incompressible fluid motion and their application in the
Analys
is and design of engineering systems where fluid flow, energy transfer
and energy conversion takes place. The understanding of these principles is
strengthened with relevant laboratory experiments. Studies cover pure
substances in their three phases, therm
odynamic properties and measurement;
manometry and hydrostatic forces; conservation of mass (continuity),
momentum and Bernoulli equations and conservation of energy (first Law of
Thermodynamics); thermodynamic systems and working fluids (vapours, gases
an
d gaseous mixtures), control volume, basic cycles, energy quality (second
Law of Thermodynamics); dimensional analysis, similarity and modelling;
laminar and turbulent flow, incompressible flow in closed conduits and open
channel flow.

Staff:


Professor M
R Davis, Dr AC Pittas

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


39 lectures, 13 tutorials, 18 hrs lab

Prereq:


KMA152, KNM112

Mutual excl:


ACM220, ACM221

Assess:


lab (20%); mid
-
sem test (10%); 2x2
-
hr exams (70%)

Required texts, etc:



Either

Streeter VL and Wylie EB,

Fluid Mechanics,


1st Sl metric edn,
McGraw
-
Hill Ryerson

or

Vennard JK and Street RL,

Elementary Fluid Mechanics,


6th Sl edn, Wiley

And also


Pittas AC,

Lecture Notes; Tutorial Problems,


(available from School of
Engineering)

M
ayhew YR and Rogers GFC,

Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids Sl
Units,


4th edn, Blackwell

Moran MJ and Shapiro HN,

Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics,


J
Wiley, 1988 or 1991

Leaver RH and Thomas TR,

Analysis and Presentation of Experi
mental
Results,


Macmillan.

Courses:


N3A


Electronic Engineering


Enrolment code: KNE222


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1

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Unit description:

Gives students a basic understanding of the analog and
digital electronic principles involved in instrumentation and measure
ment
systems. Topics covered include: Introduction to transient and resonant circuit
theory of circuits involving resistors, inductors and capacitors; Basic description
of the behaviour of operational amplifiers with positive and negative feedback;
Applica
tion of operational amplifiers to measurement, instrumentation and
filter circuits; Boolean algebra and the implementation of simple Boolean
functions using truth tables and Karnaugh Map simplification; Combinational
logic and simple sequential logic circu
it implementation; Number
representation using Boolean variables and logic function realisation of simple
arithmetic operations; Realisation of counting circuits; An introduction to
modulation and the concepts of band limited channels.

Staff:


Mr P Watt,
Dr DJH Lewis

Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks), 6x3
-
hr lab sessions during sem

Prereq:


KMA152 and KNE122

Mutual excl:


AEA201, AEA202

Assess:


3
-
hr final exam (70%), coursework and mid
-
term test (30%)

Required texts, etc:



Mitchell FH and Mitchell FH,

Introduction to Electronic Design,


2nd edn (or
later), Prentice
-
Hall, 1992.

Courses:


N3A


Computing and Mathematics


Enrolment code: KNE225


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Contact the School o
f Engineering for details


Unit weight:


12.5%

Courses:


N3A


Microprocessors and Data Acquisition


Enrolment code: KNE232


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Is designed for students interested in the fundamental
operation of microprocessors and micro
-
controllers and the interfacing of these
devices to the real world. The unit builds from the realisation of gate circuits,
the reduction and implementation of Boo
lean functions, to the design and
implementation of sequential circuits. Fundamental programming of
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microprocessors and micro
-
controllers (Macro and Assembler code) is
developed and hardware and software aspects of how these devices are
connected to memory

and peripheral systems. Methods of conversion between
analog and digital signals are developed.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 5x3 hrs prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KXA150 or KXA151

Mutual excl:


KCA254, AEA303

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A S3G


Engineering Project Management and Economics


Enrolment code: KNE301


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Provides students with an introduction to the techniques of
project management including ba
sics of financial and economic control.
Students learn how to optimise the outcomes of projects in terms of time, cost
and specification (quality), including project planning and implementation, cost
systems, programming, cash flow analysis and budgeting,
environmental
impact statements, contract administration, and lifecycle costing. The unit also
describes the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations. Topics
include intra and interpersonal skills, leadership, organisational culture, conflict
r
esolution, change, human relations and modern management.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1 hr prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNE253

Assess:


assignments (30%), quiz (10%), final exam (60%)

Courses:


N3A


Structural Mechanics


Enr
olment code: KNE312


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Columns and beam
-
columns. States of plane stress and
strain, strain measurements. Miscellaneous problems of Mechanics of Materials:
thick cylinders, combined stresses and yield criteria for metal
s, unsymmetrical
bending, bending of curved elements (beams). Energy Methods: Real work,
strain energy and complementary energy, virtual work, energy theorems.
Calculation of elastic deflections in bar structures. Elastic analyses of plane,
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statically inde
terminate structures: Force Method, Slope Deflection Method,
Moment Distribution Method. Beams on elastic foundations. Plastic analysis of
bar structures.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1.5 hrs prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNE212

Mutual excl:


ACC313

Assess:


coursework and lab (20%), final exam (80%)

Courses:


N3A


Geotechnical Engineering 1


Enrolment code: KNE313


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Introduction to geological processes; significance of
engineering g
eology; applied geophysics; geology and earthquakes; geology of
Hobart and regions; engineering case histories. Soil phases and properties;
characteristics of soils; compaction processes and control; stresses in soils;
consolidation and settlement; soil pe
rmeability and water movement.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1.5 hrs prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNM210, KNM212

Mutual excl:


ACC346, KEA432

Assess:


assignments (25%), final exam (75%)

Courses:


N3A


Transportation Engineeri
ng


Enrolment code: KNE314


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Transport modes and planning; economics of transport;
traffic and highway engineering including vehicle characteristics, collection of
traffic data, parametric and non parametric tests applied to traffic engineering
problems, headway distributions, gap and

delay models, speed and flow
relationships, roadway capacity



uninterrupted and interrupted flow, isolated
traffic signals, coordinated traffic signals, traffic accidents; environmental
problems associated with roads, road design standards, geometric de
sign of
roads, pavement materials, design and evaluation of road pavements,
maintenance strategies.


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Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1.5 hrs prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNM210, KNM212

Mutual excl:


ACC445

Assess:


assignments (25%), final exam (75%)

Courses:


N3A


Steel and Timber Structures


Enrolment code: KNE315


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Familiarises students with steel and timber materials
technology, and the analysis and design of steel and tim
ber structures. Students
are confronted with a variety of creative structural projects in steel or timber for
which codes of practice are employed to develop professional engineering
solutions. There are several large design projects, supported by weekly t
utorial
exercises, that explore detailed engineering requirements of structure, frame
and element design. Students are also expected to use computer
-
aided design
facilities and structural analysis applications for documentation of projects.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


2 lectures, 2 tutorials, 1 hr prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNM212, KNM210

Mutual excl:


ACC355

Assess:


continuous assessment of project and tutorial work (50%), end
-
of
-
sem
exam (50%)

Courses:


N3A


Concrete Structures


Enrolment code:

KNE316


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Familiarises students with concrete materials technology,
and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students are confronted with
a variety of creative structural projects in concrete for which codes of practice
are employed to develop professiona
l engineering solutions. There will be
several large design projects, supported by weekly tutorial exercises, that
explore detailed engineering requirements of structure, frame and element
design. Students will also be expected to use computer
-

aided desig
n facilities
and structural analysis applications for documentation of projects.


Unit weight:


12.5%

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Teaching:


2 lectures, 2 tutorials, 1 hr prac weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNM212, KNM210, KNE315

Mutual excl:


ACC355, ACC315

Assess:


continuous assessmen
t of project and tutorial work (50%), end
-
of
-
sem
exam (50%)

Courses:


N3A


Advanced Circuit Analysis


Enrolment code: KNE331


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Both semiconductor and circuit theory are covered.
Semiconductor theory covers semiconduc
tor materials (atomic structure, band
theory, mobility of carriers, conductivity and diffusion) and solar cell, diode
(junction and zener), transistor (BJT and FET) and SCR devices. Circuit analysis
includes resonance, two
-
port networks, transient in

RL, R
C


and

RLC


circuits,
single and multi
-
stage amplifiers, feedback theory and oscillators. Step, pulse
and continuous non
-
sinusoidal excitation of

RC


and

RL


circuits and linear
and non
-
linear wave shaping.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tu
torial, weekly, 13 weeks; 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KNE222

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Digital Electronic Systems


Enrolment code: KNE332


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Design of Boolean logic and finite state machines. Standard
SSI, MSI and LSI components; implementation with different logic families,
mainly TTL and MOS sticks; synchronous system design, ALU, memory,
tri
-
state, and open
-
collector buses. Top
-
down design o
f digital systems, data
path design, controller design, micro
-
programming, hardware implementation
of arithmetic and other algorithmic processes, and use of Digital CAD tools in
moder VLSI design. Modelling of digital systems using hardware description
lan
guage VHDL. Implementation of complex digital systems using synthesis
tools; use of field
-
programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to implement digital
systems.


Unit weight:


12.5%

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Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks; 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


K
NE222, KCA254

Mutual excl:


AEA302, AEA303

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Signals and Linear Systems


Enrolment code: KNE333


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Signal transforms:

linearity, time
-
invariance, superposition,
etc. The approximation problem, orthogonal functions, Fourier series,
harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by
superposition of phasor solutions. Laplace transforms for solving LDEs. Initia
l
conditions, standard transforms, partial fraction expansions, generalised
impedances, transfer functions H(s). Aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms,
conditions for existence, standard transforms.
Network responses:

poles and
zeros. Transfer functions fr
om frequency responses; impulse response, step
response, convolution, graphical convolution. Time delay and linear phase
requirements for distortionless transmission, dispersion.
Filter designs:

approximation techniques; standard filters



Butterworth, Che
bsyshev and
Bessel.
Digital signal processing:

sampling theorem, Nyquist, aliasing,
reconstruction from samples; transmission bandwidth and binary transmission;
DFT, windowing, FFT algorithms. Z
-
transform for solving difference equations,
digital convoluti
on, digital filters, FIR and IIR. Frequence response of digital
filters.
Introduction to stochastic signals:

stationarity and ergodicity,
probability density function (pdf), sums of random variables, central limit
theorem, Gaussian distribution, thermal no
ise, power spectral density, noise in
networks, correlation function, PSD and ACF. Spectrum of random binary data,
binary detection and Gaussian noise.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks; 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KN
E222 and KYA275 and KME271

Mutual excl:


AEA306, AEA311

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Communication Systems 1


Enrolment code: KNE334


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


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Unit description:

Transmission media

transmission lines as distributed
circuits, partial DEs and travelling waves; lossless and distortionless lines,
attenuation, propagation constant, phase and group velocity. Calculations of
sending and receiving end quantities; constants of transmission l
ines; mismatch
and reflections, reflection diagrams, SWR, Smith Chart, measurement
techniques; low
-
loss lines, resonant lines, reactive stubs, Q factors. Matching
with quarter
-
wave transformers, 1
-

and 2
-
stub tuners. Power lines.
Electromagnetism:

plane wa
ve TEM propagation in free space and in lossy
media, impedance, polarisation, propagation constant, Poynting vector,
dispersion, phase and group velocity, skin depth.
Modulation techniques:

why
modulate? AM and its derivatives (DSB/SC, SSB, QUAM, VISB ?),
modulation
index and depth of modulation, sidebands, transmission bandwidths,
modulation and demodulation, coherence in local oscillators, pilot carriers,
crosstalk, envelope detection. Angle modulation, FM and PM, spectrum of
sinusoidally modulated FM, tr
ansmission bandwidth; receiver structures,
image frequency, IRR and selectivity examples.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks; 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KYA275, KME271, KNE222

Mutual excl:


AEA204, AEA230, KYA375

Asse
ss:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Electrical Design Management and Law


Enrolment code: KNE335


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Adds to the techniques and knowledge gained in KME253

Engineering Design and Project Management


an
d covers selected topics in the
areas of communication, control, digital, electronic and power engineering.
Students are shown the methods of operational planning and control, and the
impact of quality systems on design and manufacturing processes. The lat
ter
includes the application of engineering standards, tolerance problems and
reliability.
Management and Law:

Human resource management: contracts,
tendering, arbitration, trade practice. Asset management, risk management.
Liability. Contracts and tenderi
ng. Introduction to environmental law;
international agreements and policy, regional implications, federal and state
environmental legislation, environmental licensing requirements, appeal
processes and case studies; multimedia law, clean production polici
es. Law of
evidence; employment and commercial law.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


2 lectures, 3 tutorials, weekly, 13 weeks

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Prereq:


KNE253

Coreq:


KNE332, KNE336

Mutual excl:


AEA352

Assess:


2
-
hr exam (30%), project work (70%)

Courses:


N3A


Instrumentation and Control


Enrolment code: KNE336


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Examples of control systems; solving linear, time
-
invariant,
differential equations; state
-
space approach to control system analysis.
Mathematical modelling of mechanical electrical and electromechanical
systems. Basic industrial controllers including P, I
, PI, PD and PID controllers.
Transient
-
response analysis, Routh’s stability criterion, steady
-
state error
analysis, introduction to system optimisation, root
-
locus plots, root
-
locus
analysis, Bode diagrams, Nyquist stability criterion, stability analysis.

Design
and compensation techniques. Digital computer control system applications,
samples data systems, stability analysis in the z
-
plane, closed
-
loop systems with
computer compensation, Matlab and C++ programs for control. Application of
Op
-
Ams in contro
l applications, ADC and DCA techniques and techniques
used in interfacing signals to computer systems. Introduction to PLC systems
and their application.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks, 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KME271

Coreq:


KNE333

Mutual excl:


AEA306

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Electrical Materials and Machines


Enrolment code: KNE341


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Introduces the properties of electrical materials commo
nly
used in electrical systems and the theory of static and rotary electrical machines
with their equivalent circuits and performance characteristics. The following
topics are covered:
Materials:

insulators; contactors; magnetic materials;
Machines:

recap
of magnetic circuits; power transformers and instrument
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transformers; induction machines; DC machines; synchronous machines; other
machines.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks, 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KNE122

Mutual excl:


AEA211, AEA203, AEA322

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Power Systems 1


Enrolment code: KNE342


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Introduces the theory of static and rotary electrical machines
with their equiv
alent circuits and performance characteristics. The following
topics are covered: 3
-
phase circuits and revision of single
-
phase circuits; per
unit quantities; equivalent circuits of alternators, transformers and transmission
lines; voltage characteristics
of loads; control of power and frequency; control of
voltage and reactive power; load flow analysis; fault analysis



symmetrical
faults; safety and protection in industrial power plants



grounding, fuses and
relays; harmonics and quality of power supply.



Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks, 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KNE122

Mutual excl:


AEA321

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Fluid Mechanics 1


Enrolment code: KNE351


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Un
it description:

Extends the treatment of ideal fluid flow to two dimensions,
and the treatment of open channels to the gradually varied flow case. A general
treatment of flow about immersed bodies is introduced at an elementary level.
The basic theory of
incompressible flow turbomachinery is covered. Topics
include: kinematics and dynamics of 2
-
dimensional idea fluid flow, velocity
potential and stream functions; flow nets; addition of ideal flow patterns; flow
about immersed bodies; introduction to bounda
ry layers; friction drag on
plates; drag measurement from wake traversing; gradually varied flow in open
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channels; hydraulic jumps; channel controls and backwater curves; energy
transfer in turbomachines; dimensional analysis of turbomachine performance;
e
lementary design and performance analysis of pumps and turbines for
incompressible flow.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1.4
-
hr practicals weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNM213

Mutual excl:


ACM320

Assess:


final exam (80%), lab (20%)

Courses:


N3A


Dynamic Systems


Enrolment code: KNE352


Offered:

Hbt, tba


Unit description:

Kinematics of 3
-
dimensional systems including rotation
about a fixed point, rotating and translating axes; robot kinematics using the
Denavitt
-
Hartenberg system; mass moments and products of inertia; kinematics
of rigid bodies and 3 dimensions; Euler equat
ions; gyroscopes; energy methods
including virtual work, generalised coordinates and Hamilton’s equations;
vibration of single degree systems with impulse excitation; multiple degree of
freedom systems with point masses; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; matri
x
iteration; branched systems. Rotor and engine balancing.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, weekly, 13 weeks 4x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KNM212

Mutual excl:


ACM301

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A


Manufactu
ring, Maintenance and Quality


Enrolment code: KNE353


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Develops the fundamentals of machining, manufacturing
processes, modern statistical quality control techniques, control charts and
specification limits. Several measuring techniques and gauging are discussed.
Studies cover (a) Statistical Quality Control



review of statistical methods;
quality control functions; process control techniques; quality accreditation; (b)
Engineering Metrology



length standards, gauging, specific methods and
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instruments; screw threads and gear measurements; (c) Manufacturing
Processes



mechanics of cutting models; analysis of turning operations; (d)
Group Technology; (e) Flexible Manufacturing Systems



constituents, layout,
applications, case study; (f) Industrial Maintenance Methods and Practice



case
studies.


Unit weigh
t:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 1.5
-
hr practicals weekly, 13 weeks

Prereq:


KNE353

Mutual excl:


ACM302, ACM316

Assess:


exam (80%), assignment/project (20%)

Courses:


N3A


Thermal Energy Systems


Enrolment code: KNE354


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Presents the use of energy and energy resources from an
Australian and global perspective. Emphasis is given to the need to distinguish
clearly between energy quality and quantity and the ability to analyse the
thermodynamic performance
of a broad range of thermal energy systems.
Analyses of industrial size engineering plant are presented. Studies cover
energy conversion and usage levels; resources; fuels, including combustion
theory and calculations; non
-
flow and flow processes; second l
aw analysis of
gas and vapour power cycles; cogeneration; properties of mixtures;
introduction to psychrometry; jet propulsion; introduction to heat transfer.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


1 lecture, 1 tutorial, 3 hrs prac weekly, 13 weeks

Mutual excl:


ACM350

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (80%), lab/field trips (20%)

Courses:


N3A


Design for Manufacture


Enrolment code: KNE355


Offered:

Hbt, sem 2


Unit description:

Students develop their design skills through participation in
a group design project involving any aspect of mechanical engineering, eg
machine design, manufacturing, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics etc. Each
project has many design aspects tackled by vario
us members of the large group
and overseen by an appointed student leader. That leader is responsible for the
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overall management of the project and for ensuring that all parts of the design
function together.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


5 hrs weekly,
total 65 hrs

Prereq:


completion of second year of BE course

Mutual excl:


ACC355, ACM356

Assess:


continuous assessment of project work

Courses:


N3A


Mechatronic Systems 1


Enrolment code: KNE364


Offered:

Hbt, sem 1


Unit description:

Signal transform
s:

linearity, time
-
invariance, superposition,
etc. The approximation problem, orthogonal functions, Fourier series,
harmonics, harmonic distortion, examples of network response by
superposition of phasor solutions; Laplace transforms for solving LDEs; init
ial
conditions, standard transforms, partial fraction expansions, generalised
impedances, transfer functions H(s); aperiodic signals, Fourier transforms,
conditions for existence, standard transforms.
Network responses:

poles and
zeros; transfer functions
from frequency responses; impulse response, step
response, convolution, graphical convolution.
Digital signal processing:

sampling theory, Nyquist, alisasing, reconstruction from samples, DFT
windowing, FFT algorithms, Z
-
transform for solving difference eq
uations,
digital convolution, digital filters, FIR and IIR; frequency response of digital
filters.
Fuzzy control:

basic mathematical concepts of fuzzy sets, the structure of
fuzzy controllers, Mamdani type fuzzy rules, Sugeno type fuzzy processing PD,
PI,
and PID like controllers, adjustment of fuzzy controller parameters, software
tools for fuzzy controller design, ANFIS.


Unit weight:


12.5%

Teaching:


3 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly, 13 weeks; 5x3
-
hr practicals

Prereq:


KNE222, KYA275 and KME271

Mutual excl:


AEA306, AEA311

Assess:


3
-
hr exam (70%), coursework (30%)

Courses:


N3A