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4 Credits
Available Winter term

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ME 311 or ME 311H;
ME 331 or ME 331H;
ME 332 or ME 332H
David Blunck
314 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Course emphasis is on experiments related to thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Proper experimental methods, data and uncertainty analysis related to thermal and fluids measurements are discussed.


  • Basic principles of thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer necessary to analyze data from experiment and design experiments
  • Basic measurement concepts: measurement systems, sensors, transducers, calibration
  • Transducers for measurement of strain, flow, pressure, velocity and temperature
  • Uncertain analysis

Learning Outcomes

The student, upon successful completion of this course, will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamentals thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer theory to the design and analysis of real world experiments and devices.
  2. Perform basic global and local measurement of such physical parameters as temperature, pressure velocity and flow rate using computerized data acquisition systems.
  3. Perform uncertainty analysis during the design, measurement, and analysis stages of an experiment.
  4. Design and perform an experiment, analyze and interpret data.