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 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 November 8th 2021 and January 16th 2022. 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!
The purpose of the course is to understand the fundamental phenomena in the measurement of fluid flow and heat transfer parameters and to familiarize yourself 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.
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 the 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.
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 offered 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)
A student who has a certificate from MDH regarding a disability has the opportunity to submit a request for supportive measures during written examinations or other forms of examination, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Examinations at First-cycle and Second-cycle Level at Mälardalen University (2016/0601). It is the examiner who takes decisions on any supportive measures, based on what kind of certificate is issued, and in that case which measures are to be applied.
Suspicions of attempting to deceive in examinations (cheating) are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, and are examined by the University’s Disciplinary Board. If the Disciplinary Board considers the student to be guilty of a disciplinary offense, the Board will make a decision on disciplinary action, which will be a warning or suspension.
You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials on My pages, please upload them.
If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how depends on several factors.
If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate.
No academic qualifications?
The course requires that you have previous academic studies, but we validate work experience to assess if you have the knowledge that is equal to the eligibility requirements for the course.
If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.