Course Description:

This course focuses on developments of measurements in thermal systems. Such systems are complex, expensive and polluting. It is therefore important to be able to determine their performance and their efficiency, since thermal systems enter our daily life directly through generation of electricity, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning and Transport, and indirectly through chemical processes such as fabricating materials for daily use. Without measurements, scientific models and theories cannot be rigorously tested or challenged hence implying that they are indispensible.

Course Objective:

Energy systems have had numerous developments over the years. Large computers allow increasing number of areas to be numerically simulated. For this case numerical models and simulations need to be verified and experiments are necessary. Since many systems and components involve physics which is not known in detail, this course is intended to study experimental investigations and empirical models while focusing on the main measurement lines in thermal systems such as Research and Development, Acceptance tests and monitoring and diagnostics.

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the role of measurement in thermal systems’ studies
  • Describe the various techniques used  and compare their performance measures
  • Specify in detail the various methods available for measuring key thermal system characteristics
  • Explain and carry out the methods used for analysis of experimental data
  • Plan, execute and satisfactorily report experimental measurements of thermal systems characteristics
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MEC7107:Measurement Techniques in Energy Engineering DOC PDF PS