IML325E MEASUREMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION

Fall 2012-2013

CRN: 13828

 


Instructor

Asst. Prof. Dr. Erdinç ALTUĞ, Mech.Eng. Faculty

Tel: 293 13 00 – 2838, e-mail: altuger@itu.edu.tr 

 

Office Hours: Wednesday 09:00-12:00, Friday 09:00 – 10:20

Class Hours: Wednesday 13:30-16:30 – D353            

 

Course Description:

Basic concepts in measurements. Mesurements System Behavior. Uncertainty analysis of experimental data.  Statistical analysis of experimental data. Methods and sensors for electrical, displacement, pressure, flow, temperature, heat, force, strain, velocity, acceleration, measurements. Data acquisition and signal processing.

 

Textbook:

J. P. Holman, “Experimental Methods for Engineers,”, 7th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001.

 

Other References:

1. Bentley J.P., “Principles of Measurement Systems,” 3rd Ed., Longman, Essex, UK, 1995.

2. E. O. Doebelin, “Measurement Systems: Application and Design,” 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 1990.

3. T. G. Beckwith, R. D. Marangoni, and J. H. Lienhard, “Mechanical Measurements,” 5th Ed., Addison-Wesley, 1993.

4. R. S. Figliola, D. E. Beasley, “Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements,” 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

5. Tse F.S., and Morse I.E., “Measurement and Instrumentation in Engineering,” Marcel Dekker Inc., NY 1989.

6. O. F. Genceli, “Ölçme Tekniği,” Birsen Yayınevi, 1995.

 

Objectives:

1.  To provide students familiarization with measurement theory,

2.  To provide students “hands –on” experience with the instruments and measurements,

3.  To teach the principles of operation, calibration techniques and application guidelines for basic measurement equipment,

4.  To explain sensitivity, resolution, error, uncertainty, precision, accuracy and acceptance tolerance concepts in measurements,

5.    To teach students interpreting data critically and objectively.

 

Outcomes:

1.    Ability to make an uncertainty analysis,

2.    Ability to realize recent measurement methods and data analysis techniques as well as conventional methods,

3.    Ability to recognize and choose equipment in measurements, and design measurement setups,

4.    Ability to choose the best measurement method available,

5.    Ability to optimize, investigate and make new suggestions about the measurement problems.

 

Laboratory Work List:

 

1.

Measurement of basic electrical quantities and deriving potentiometer characteristics,

2.

Data acquisition and signal processing,

3.

Force, torque, stress and strain measurements,

4.

Vibration and sound measurements, and frequency analysis,

5.

Pressure measurements and calibration,

6.

Flow measurements and calibration,

7.

Temperature measurements and calibration,

8.

Thermal radiation measurements.

 

COURSE Plan

Week

Topics

1

Basic Concepts in Measurements

2

Measurement System Behavior

3

Uncertainty Analysis of Experimental Data

4

Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data

5

Vacation – Feast of the Sacrifice Holiday

6

Displacement and Area Measurements

7

Basic Electrical Measurements and Sensors

8

(Midterm Exam 1) Flow Measurements

9

Pressure Measurements

10

Force and Strain Measurements

11

Temperature and Heat Measurements

12

(Midterm Exam 2)

13

Motion and Vibration Measurements

14

Data Acquisition and Signal Processing

 

 

Assessment Criteria:

Midterm Exams                        2          %40

Homeworks                              2          %00

Laboratory Work                      1          %10

Final Exam                               1          %50

 

Note:

o   Exam Pre-Condition: A minimum of %70 attendance and participation and on-time report submission of all eight experiments are enforced by the department.

o   Absolute Grade Minimums: Regardless of the class averages, those students below 35 out of 100 will not get any other grade than F, and those below 80 out of 100 will not get an AA.

o   Students have to attend all eight lab experiments in order to be eligible to take the final exam. 

o   Maximum one make up will be allowed for lab experiments only if there is a proven medical emergency with an official report.

 

 

 

[Last updated:  October 10, 2012]