[ 289WMTSPZMP16 ] PR Process Variables Measurement Techniques

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3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Informationselektronik Bernhard Zagar 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Bachelor's programme Electronics and Information Technology 2016W
Objectives In the courses Measurement Technology and Instrumentation I and II the process variables temperature, flow rate, preasure/force and acceleration were introduced. In this course, measurement principles for those process variables are investigated and compared, and the suitability of each principle for different applications is analysed. Possible sources of error and disturbing influences are demonstrated.
Subject This course covers the following topics:

  1. Automated measuring utilizing Matlab and GPIB.
  2. Temperature: establishing a stable temperature standard; calibrating several sensors; experiments with thermocouples.
  3. Flow rate: conducting flow rate measurement experiments (volume and mass flow rate) with several types of sensors.
  4. Mechanical quantities: preasure, force and position measurements based on different kinds of sensor principles.

For each topic: data acquisition, amplification and signal processing, discussion of sources of errors. Determine sensor type specific uncertainties.

Criteria for evaluation Immanent examination situation, additionally short written exams at the beginning of each lab exercise, lab reports, and a written final exam.
Methods lab exercises, lab reports, entry tests, final exam
Language German
Study material Lecture notes: Praktikum Prozessmesstechnik
and references therein
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 20
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence