Catalogue 2016 - 2017

ME 610 Measurement Systems


3 cr.


ME 320, ME 435, or equivalent.

Course Description

This graduate course is offered to mechanical engineering majors and is designed to familiarize students with electronic instrumentation and mechanical measurement techniques. Students will be able to make accurate and meaningful measurements of mechanical and thermal quantities such as strain, force, displacement, torque, pressure, velocity, acceleration, flow, volume flow rate, and temperature. Signal conditioning and data collection and reduction techniques are presented and the use of PC based data acquisition and control systems for automated data collection are emphasized. Case studies of practical significance or related to innovative sensor design and implementation are discussed and demonstrated. Each student will conduct an independent design project related to an area of mechanical testing or measurement and submit a final written report. The method of assessing students includes examinations, the project report, and a final exam.