Measurement in Technological Processes

Course Description

Measurement as the part of technology and production process. Principle of operation and selection of the sensors and measurement transducers in relation to their physically-chemical properties and energy transformation. Displacement, deflection and angle, vibration, force and strain measuring sensors. Incremental optical and capacitive sensors. Resistance, capacitance and inductive sensors with digital output. Measurement of torque, RPM, speed and acceleration. Infrared sensors for measuring temperature and displacements. Piezoelectric and Peltier elements. Measurement of air and gass flow (air-flow and mass air-flow sensor) by means of heat wire. MEMS i NEMS transducers (micro and nano electro-mechanical systems).Apllying measuring amplifiers under conditions of high accuracy; controlled and remotely operated amplifiers, differential and instrumentation amplifiers, highly accurate operating amplifiers (low-noising, with low-voltage and low-current offsets and drifts, with the high input resistances).

Learning Outcomes

  1. define the processes in technical systems
  2. understand the terminology of measurement systems
  3. define the components of measurement systems
  4. analyze the measurement uncertainty
  5. build the measurement system
  6. test the measurement sytem

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

The lectures will be implemented using the various techniques and tools such as powerpoint presentations, flash movies and other presentation materials. Some lectures will be organized from the industry experts.

Partial e-learning

Presentations as well as other interesting material will be published on the web pages as additional learning tools to the students.

Field work

Students will visit several partners from the industry where they will learn the possibility of using the knowledge gained through the course in their future jobs.

Laboratory

Several experiments and laboratory exercises will be complementing the lectures

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 30 % 50 % 30 %
Homeworks 0 % 10 % 0 % 10 %
Attendance 0 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 30 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 60 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Measurements in the production processes, Assembling the transducers in the measurement chain, Sensor characteristics, Adjustment of measuring signals
  2. Displacement, deflection and angle, vibration, force and strain measuring sensors.
  3. Incremental optical and capacitive sensors. Resistance, capacitance and inductive sensors with digital output.
  4. Measurement of torque, RPM, speed and acceleration.
  5. Infrared sensors for measuring temperature and displacements. Piezoelectric and Peltier elements. Measurement of air and gass flow (air-flow and mass air-flow sensor) by means of heat wire.
  6. MEMS i NEMS transducers (micro and nano electro-mechanical systems).
  7. Apllying measuring amplifiers under conditions of high accuracy; controlled and remotely operated amplifiers, differential and instrumentation amplifiers, highly accurate operating amplifiers (low-noising, with low-voltage and low-current offsets and drifts, with the high input resistances).
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Regulators. Time-marking and time-operating components and arrangements.
  10. Composing transducers within the measuring system; refering to the signal processing and data transfer to the control-operation area, extracting disturbances and errors.
  11. Fundamentals of inteligent measurements.
  12. Remote control and visualization of measuring and process quantities (SCADA systems).
  13. Distributed measurement systems.
  14. Software for measurement systems
  15. Final exam

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Literature

Roman Malarić (2011.), Instrumentation and Measurement in Electrical Engineering, BrownWalker Press
R. Northrop (2012.), Introduction to instrumentation and measurements, CRC Press
J. Webster (2015.), Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook, CRC Press

Associate Lecturers

For students

General

ID 222446
  Summer semester
5 ECTS
L1 English Level
L2 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
15 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
65 Good
50 Acceptable