Course syllabus - Measurement Techniques in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer, 2.5 credits
Autumn semester 2020
A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
School of Business, Society and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
The purpose of the course is to understand the fundamental phenomena in measurement of fluid flow and heat transfer parameters and to familiarize with commonly used methods. The course will illustrate how to design a measurement system relevant for power generation applications, selecting the most suitable methods, taking into account the main challenges for their application. The course will also address the importance of accurate experimental measurements and measurement uncertainty and repeatability.
1. Describe commonly used fluid flow and heat transfer measurement techniques and compare the fundamental phenomena behind these techniques
2. Argue for the importance of experimental measurements and measurement uncertainty and repeatability
3. Explain the challenges and limitations of different measurement techniques and rank parameters in order of measurement accuracy
4. Select and motivate the most suitable measurement technique for a specific application within fluid flow and heat transfer
The course will give an overview of measurement techniques in fluid mechanics applications for the characterization of the flow and heat transfer field. It will cover different intrusive and non-intrusive methods for the measurement of key parameters such as pressure, velocity, temperature, and will highlight the fundamental phenomena on which the different measurement techniques are based. The importance of reliable experimental measurements, and measurement uncertainty and repeatability will also be addressed in the course.
Web-based tuition and web-based assignment
120 credits of which 90 credits engineering and/or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics. In addition Swedish course B/Swedish course 3 and English course A/English course 6 are required. For courses given entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish course B/Swedish course 3.
Seminar (SEM1) 0.5 credits, grade Passed (G) (Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Assignment (INL1) 1 credit, grades 3, 4, 5 (Learning outcomes: 3, 4)
Individual home examination (HEM1), 1 credit, grades 3, 4, 5 (Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Grading scale: 5, 4, 3