Measurement Techniques in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

  • Credits 2.5 credits
  • Study location Independent of location
  • $stringTranslations.StartDate 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-07 (part time 50%)
  • Education ordinance Second cycle
  • Course code ERA316
  • Main area Energy Engineering

Please note that applications are closed for this course for the duration of autumn semester 2020.

For engineers and scientists who want to understand experimental measurements in fluids, this course can give you the gist of the subject in a quick and efficient way.

About this course

Experiments in fluids are cool! And they can be hot too.

How do you measure velocity, pressure, and temperature? Which parameters can you measure accurately? How can you use lasers to measure velocity?

In this course we will discuss the need for experimental measurements in fluid mechanics and heat transfer, the challenges involved, and how to choose the best method for each application. You will learn about commonly used methods to measure the flow of gases and liquids. You will also learn about methods to measure heat transfer, which is relevant for cooling of high temperature parts in small and large engines for power generation.

The course 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.

The course will run for five weeks, between August 31st and October 4th. The expected total workload for the completion of the course is 60h. The first week of the course is an introduction week, followed by one module per week with short calculation assignments and discussions. The last week is reserved for the final assignment, exam, and mandatory seminar on the assignment. Contact the teacher to discuss possibilities to take the course at a different pace or if the timing of the course is a challenge.

You can also take the course on industrial process control in parallel, which will help you see how to use data from measurements and calculations to control an industrial process!

You will learn

  • Describe commonly used fluid flow and heat transfer measurement techniques and compare the fundamental phenomena behind these techniques
  • Argue for the importance of experimental measurements and measurement uncertainty and repeatability.
  • Explain the challenges and limitations of different measurement techniques and rank parameters in order of measurement accuracy.
  • Select and motivate the most suitable measurement technique for a specific application within fluid flow and heat transfer.

Entry requirements

  • 120 credits of which 90 credits engineering or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics.
  • In addition English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc.

Course title in Swedish

Mätmetoder i strömning och värmeöverföring





Ioanna Aslanidou



Course syllabus

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Application information

After submitting your electronic application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course you have applied for. In order to document your eligibility, you must provide your high school diploma and university transcript and proof of your English language proficiency.

Entry requirements

To meet the entry requirements for this course you need to have previous academic qualifications (university studies). You will find the specific entry requirements above.

No academic qualifications?

If you do not have the formal academic qualifications needed for a specific course, you can apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. This is also known as a validation of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning means the mapping out and assessment of an individual's competence and qualifications, regardless how, where or when they were acquired – in the formal education system or in some other way in Sweden or abroad, just recently or a long time ago.

If you think your knowledge and competences will qualify you for this course, you will need to upload th following with your application:

  • CV with description of your educational and professional background. Your CV must describe your knowledge and competences in relation to the entry requirements.
  • If you refer to work experience, you need to upload an Employers certificate.

If we need more information, we will contact you.


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