MJ2440 Measurement Techniques 3.0 credits
The course “Measurement Techniques” is given on both graduate and undergraduate level and is intended towards students within the broad field of Energy Technology.
In numerous engineering research projects, extensive experiments and tests are carried out. Arranging the set-up for any engineering experiment, acquiring results, keeping records, handling results and evaluating uncertainties are all crucial steps for achieving reliable performance. In order for the Experimentalist to obtain good quality of any experimental set-up, extensive knowledge on measurement equipment, techniques, instruments and tools is required. Knowledge of measurement techniques is also relevant for researchers conducting numerical studies, as numerical results most often have to be validated with experimental results.
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Content and learning outcomes
- Experimental design
- Sensor technique. Mainly for pressure, temperature and flow measurement.
- Uncertainty analysis based on GUM (Guide to the expression of Uncertainty in Measurement)
- Hypothesis test in metrology
- Use some of the transducers that have been discussed in the class and carry out an experiment.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- Apply experimental design techniques for collecting required measurement data, in a resource efficient way, to answer a scientific question
- Apply measuring techniques to be able to carry out common assignments with sensors and measurement systems, for measurement of flow, temperature and pressure
- Analyse and estimate uncertainty in a measurement result in accordance with GUM (Guide to the expression of Uncertainty in Measurement)
- Apply statistical methods to compare the outcomes of one or more processes with known values (standards) or with each other
- Use some of the transducers that have been discussed in the class and carry out an experiment
The course consists of lectures (18 hours), two labs (~10 hours including preparation) and two assignments (~10 hours).
Literature and preparations
Master of Science in Engineering/engineer with Degree of Bachelor/3 year engineering degree, or the equivalent education as well as prior knowledge equivalent to MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9 credits, MJ1401 Heat transfer 6 credits and SG1220 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers 6 credits or a combination of these courses totalling at least 15 credits.
Documented knowledge in English B or the equivalent.
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Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignments, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MJ2440