Course contents *
The course is comprised of lectures, two laboratory exercises, and two home assignments. The lectures cover: Temperature Measurements, Pressure Measurements, Flow Measurements, Data Evaluation and Errors and Risk Analysis. The laboratory exercises are devoted to temperature and pressure measurements. Practical experience of these methods and others are provided through group work coupled to ongoing research projects.The course ends with a written exam.
Intended learning outcomes *
The aim of this course is to provide systematic knowledge of measurement techniques in the energy field, including an introduction to common and advanced methods and tools inenergy-related experiments.Participants received practical experiences in lab and research environments. A general energy technology background is a necessary prerequisite, however since the course starts at a fundamental level no previous experience in measurement techniques is required.
The studenten should be able to accomplish the following tasks upon successful completion of this course:
• develop an experimental plan
• create a basic structure in a log book
• create a basic structure of an experimental report
• evaluate the pros and cons of using experimental analogy and similarity studies
• calculate and evaluate the uncertainties in the experimental results
• present experimental results with uncertainties
• conduct risk assessment of experimental work, including risks, likelihood and consequences
• construct an Risk Management Plan
• critically evaluate, select, and implement appropriate measurement equipment (temperature, pressure, flowrate, etc.)