Principles of Measurement Systems

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBPH029-05
Vaknaam Principles of Measurement Systems
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

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Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. Review different types of measurement systems. Identify sources of errors and uncertainties.
2. Identify relevant parameters of measurement systems. Examine and decompose a measurement system in its constituent subsystems.
3. Analyze and reproduce the physical model of a number of basic subsystems; Investigate the static and dynamic characteristics of measurement system; Select and evaluate common measures aimed at reducing measurement uncertainties and quantify performance.
4. Create own example for measurement system. Analyze the performance in relevant categories (e.g. use block diagrams, flow charts, formulate and solve first and second-order systems by making use of Laplace transformations). Evaluate consequences.
Omschrijving This course gives the students a thorough understanding and factual knowledge of the basic principles behind measurement systems. It starts with an examination of generalized measurement systems, their representation in block diagrams, a discussion of static and dynamic characteristics, and the calculation of the overall measurement error. It then introduces transfer function theory (Laplace transform) to describe the dynamic behavior of measurement systems, and proceeds with a treatment of the effects of interference and noise. Subsequently, a number of sensing elements, as well as signal conditioning and signal processing elements, such as Wheatstone bridges, amplifiers and A.C. carrier systems, are discussed in detail. Finally, digital signal processing is treated with the emphasis on the Nyquist sampling theory, and analog/frequency to digital converters. Throughout the course, a number of selected measurement systems of industrial and research-oriented importance are introduced.

The lectures cover Chapters 1-6 and 8-10 of the book.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(32 LC, 16 T, 16 ASM, 76 self study)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(60% WE, 30% AST, 10% PR)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. A.K. Biegun
Docent(en) dr. A.K. Biegun
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements, 6th Edition Richard S. Figliola, Donald E. Beasley 978-1-118-88127-9
Entreevoorwaarden The student acquires skills in dissecting a problem in parts and to provide solutions to the problem based on a linear response paradigm. Of particular importance is the understanding of uncertainties and errors in the measurement process. The description of measurement systems and the analysis is discussed in the context of scientific integrity. These skills are relevant for preparation for the bachelor thesis.
Opmerkingen For the final grade, a weighted average is taken from the grade of the exam grade (WE) and assignement (AST). The grade of the assigement will only be taken into account if it improves the final grade. The final pass criterion is set to 60% of the total number of credit.
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