David J. Norris: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. David J. Norris
FieldMaterials Engineering
Professur für Material-Engineering
ETH Zürich, LEE P 210
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 53 60
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

151-0123-00LExperimental Methods for Engineers4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris, F. Coletti, M. Lukatskaya, A. Manera, G. Nagamine Gomez, B. Schuermans, O. Supponen, M. Tibbitt
AbstractThe course presents an overview of measurement tasks in engineering environments. Different concepts for the acquisition and processing of typical measurement quantities are introduced. Following an initial in-class introduction, laboratory exercises from different application areas (especially in thermofluidics, energy, and process engineering) are attended by students in small groups.
ObjectiveIntroduction to various aspects of measurement techniques, with particular emphasis on thermo-fluidic, energy, and process-engineering applications.
Understanding of various sensing technologies and analysis procedures.
Exposure to typical experiments, diagnostics hardware, data acquisition, and processing.
Study of applications in the laboratory.
Fundamentals of scientific documentation and reporting.
ContentIn-class introduction to representative measurement techniques in the research areas of the participating institutes (fluid dynamics, energy technology, process engineering)
Student participation in 8-10 laboratory experiments (study groups of 3-5 students, dependent on the number of course participants and available experiments)
Lab reports for all attended experiments have to be submitted by the study groups. A final exam evaluates the acquired knowledge individually.
Lecture notesPresentations, handouts, and instructions are provided for each experiment.
LiteratureHolman, J.P. "Experimental Methods for Engineers," McGraw-Hill 2001, ISBN 0-07-366055-8
Morris, A.S. & Langari, R. "Measurement and Instrumentation," Elsevier 2011, ISBN 0-12-381960-4
Eckelmann, H. "Einführung in die Strömungsmesstechnik," Teubner 1997, ISBN 3-519-02379-2
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic understanding in the following areas:
- fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer
- electrical engineering / electronics
- numerical data analysis and processing (e.g. using MATLAB)
151-0909-00LChemistry4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris
AbstractThis is a general chemistry course aimed at first-year bachelor students in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering.
ObjectiveThe aims of the course are:
1) To provide a thorough understanding of the basic principles of chemistry and its application,
2) To develop an understanding of the atomic and molecular nature of matter and of the chemical reactions that describe its transformations, and
3) To emphasize areas considered most relevant in an engineering context.
ContentElectronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and bonding theories, intermolecular forces, gases, thermodynamics, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, equilibria, liquids and solutions, acids and bases, redox- and electrochemistry.
Lecture notesThe instructor's lecture notes will be available prior to every lecture and can be downloaded from Moodle.
LiteratureThe course is based on "Chemistry: The Central Science" by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, and Stoltzfus. Pearson, 15th Edition in SI units (global edition).