[ 479PTAMAMCK20 ] KV Applied Measurement and Control in Polymer Processing

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Georg Steinbichler 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2022W
Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce polymer engineering students into basic concepts of measurement and control engineering. For a better understanding of the discussed theories, the course includes practical exercises (simulations and laboratory exercises).
Subject Part I:

  • Introduction to Signals and Systems (Matlab)

Part II:

  • Measurement basics (Sensitivity, Resolution, Precision, Linearity, Statistics)
  • Power Measurement
  • Process sensors (Temperature, Pressure, Force, Position,….)
  • Signal conditioning
  • Data acquisition
  • Advanced process sensors (Spectroscopy, Ultrasound,…)
  • Laboratory exercises and/or Matlab Simulations – Measurement

Part III:

  • Process control basics
  • PID control
  • Process control in injection moulding and extrusion
  • Matlab Simulations – Process control
Criteria for evaluation Written final exam
Methods Lecture combined with laboratory and simulation exercises
Language English
Study material
  1. Prozessmesstechnik in der Kunststoffaufbereitung, T. Hochrein, Hanser
  2. Elektrische Messtechnik, E. Schrüfer, Hanser
  3. Plastics Manufacturing System Engineering, D.O. Kazmer
Changing subject? No
Further information Until term 2020S known as: 479PACOAMCK12 KV Applied Measurement and Control in Polymer Processing
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority