Measurement Techniques in Fluid flow and Heat transfer

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 the 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.

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.

Course Syllabus

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Ioanna Aslanidou, Assistant Professor in Energy Engineering
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The course is included in the FutureE project, which is partly funded by the Knowledge Foundation. You can find more information about FutureE here.