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Measurements and Measuring Instruments

  • Course Code :
    MPR 321
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Mechanical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Learn the basics ideas about the sensing elements for different transducers. 2. Select the appropriate measuring instrument for certain physical measurement. 3. Perform statistical error analysis. 4. Deduce the governing equation for the measuring instruments. 5. Design of measurement systems according to specific conditions. 6. Ability to calibrate the measuring systems to reduce errors.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify basic applied and engineering science.
2- Identify principles in the of design of mechanical components, different materials, and manufacturing technologies in the field of mechanical power engineering and some other engineering disciplines.
3- Identify principles in the field of design of fluid flow, thermodynamics, gas dynamics, turbo- machinery, heat transfer engineering and fundamentals of thermal and fluid processes
4- Develop conceptual and detailed design of construction projects and fluid power systems.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Define the mechanical power engineering problems and evaluate designs, processes, and performance and propose improvements.
2- Creative thinking.
3- Derive different solution alternatives for the engineering problems, analyze, interpret data and design experiments to obtain new data, and evaluate the power losses in the fluid transmission lines and networks
4- Analyze the performance of the basic types of internal combustion engines, hydraulic machines, fluid power systems, subsystems and various control valves and actuators. Analyze the solution alternatives and choose the optimum one.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use laboratory, workshop e4quipment and field devices competently and safely.
2- Analyze the record data in the laboratory.
3- Prepare engineering drawings, computer graphics, and write specialized technical reports.
4- Write computer programs pertaining to mechanical power and energy engineering to describe the basic thermal and fluid processes mathematically, and use the computer software for their simulation and analysis.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.
2- Share ideas, communicate effectively and work in stressful environment and within constraints.
3- Lead and motivate individuals and work with others according to the rules of the professional Ethics.
4- Use digital libraries and/or Learning systems and demonstrate efficient IT capabilities.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Basic Concepts
Analysis of Experimental data
Transducers
Displacement, Force, Torque, and strain measurements
Pressure measurements
Flow measurements
Temperature Measurements
Pollution and gases measurments

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures
Tutorials
Presentation & Discussion
Brain storming

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 10.00 4
Attendance and Participation 10.00 6
Final Exam 40.00 16
Mid-term Exams 40.00 11

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Books:

Book Author Publisher
Experimental Methods for Engineers Jack Holman McGraw-Hill

Recommended books :

J.P. Holman,”Experimental methods for Engineers”, McGraw-Hill, 7th edition, 2000.

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