151-0123-00L  Experimental Methods for Engineers

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersT. Rösgen, N. Noiray, H.‑M. Prasser, A. Pun, M. Tibbitt
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


151-0123-00 VExperimental Methods for Engineers
Lecture starts in the first week.
2 hrs
Thu14:00-16:00ON LI NE »
T. Rösgen, N. Noiray, H.‑M. Prasser, A. Pun, M. Tibbitt
151-0123-00 UExperimental Methods for Engineers
Exercises start in the first week.
2 hrs
Thu08:00-10:00ON LI NE »
T. Rösgen, N. Noiray, H.‑M. Prasser, A. Pun, M. Tibbitt

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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 and process engineering) are attended by students in small groups.
ObjectiveIntroduction to various aspects of measurement techniques, with particular emphasis on thermo-fluidic 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 & 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)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersT. Rösgen, N. Noiray, H.-M. Prasser, A. Pun, M. Tibbitt
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationFinal grade based on written exam in the last week of the semester and lab reports.

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