List of all ME courses

4 Credits
Available Winter term
Lecture & Lab

ME 331,
ME 332,  ME 451
David Blunck
314 Rogers Hall

Course Description

Course emphasis is on measurement techniques and data analysis methods related to fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Proper experimental methods, and data and uncertainty analyses related to thermal and fluids measurements are discussed. Local and spatial mapping of fluid and thermal fields are highlighted.


  • Experimental uncertainty
  • Experimental design and analysis
  • Measurement techniques for thermodynamic, heat transfer, and fluid mechanic applications

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design an experiment pertinent to the thermal and fluid sciences
  2. Perform measurements using typical instruments in fluid mechanics and heat transfer and digital data acquisition systems
  3. Analyze and interpret data recorded from global and local measurements
  4. Apply uncertainty analysis during the design, measurement, and analysis stages of an experiment