MODULE DETAILS

 

Mechanical Drive Systems DMEMDS604

 

Nominal duration: 60 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers the appropriate selection of typical mechanical drives such as belts, chains and gears.  We consider typical areas that can be dramatically improved including wear and tear on equipment, unscheduled downtime and production losses, and energy consumption operating efficiencies.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop the knowledge and ability to recognise and apply appropriate mechanical drives in a structured and confident manner.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering DMEFME601

DCSBME604 Use basic mathematics in engineering

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

 

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Identify and explain the application of prime movers

2.    Categorise and explain bearings for given applications

3.    Determine chains for given applications

4.    Identify belts for given applications

5.    Evaluate gear drive systems for given applications

6.    Determine couplings for given applications

7.    Identify and explain use of clutches and brakes for given applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Identify and explain the application of prime movers

1.1

Identify the different types of prime movers

1.2

Compare the basic operating characteristics of:

(a) Synchronous motors

(b) Induction motors

1.3

Select appropriate electric motors for given applications

2

Categorise and explain bearings for given applications

2.1

Identify and explain the various bearing types and their construction

2.2

Explain bearing selection and installation for typical scenarios

2.3

Outline bearing maintenance principles and issues

3

Determine chains for given applications

3.1

Outline the principles of operation of chain drives

3.2

Explain the procedure for chain and sprocket selection

3.3

Identify the most important attributes of the various chain types

3.4

Outline chain lubrication issues

4

Identify belts for given applications

4.1

Outline the key attributes of the various belt types

4.2

Explain the procedure for determining proper belt tension

4.3

Explain the procedure for belt selection

4.4

Outline belt installation and maintenance issues

5

Evaluate gear drive systems for given applications

5.1

Evaluate common considerations concerning the construction and configuration of gear drive systems

5.2

Explain key principles related to the selection and installation of gear drives, including

(a) load factors

(b) service factoring

5.3

Outline principles and issues for maintenance of gear drives

6

Determine couplings for given applications

6.1

Compare and contrast rigid and flexible couplings

6.2

Outline the various coupling types, along with their applications

6.3

Determine coupling selections based on operating factors

7

Identify and explain use of clutches and brakes for given applications

7.1

Explain clutch and brake functions and their principles of operation

7.2

Identify the various clutch and brake types

7.3

Select a clutch for particular application/s

7.4

Explain the operation of torque converters

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Excel

Hardware

  •  N/A