Experimental Method

Experimental Method

  • Course code

    ME 680

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Experimental Method

    Theory and Experimentation in Engineering: Problem solving approaches, Types of engineering experiments, computer simulation and physical experimentation; Generalized measuring system, types of inputs, analog and digital signals, standards, calibration and uncertainty, Measurement System: Performance characteristics, static performance characteristics-static calibration-linearity, static sensitivity, repeatability, hysteresis- threshold- resolution, readability and span; Analysis of Experimental Data : Causes and types of experimental error, un-certainty analysis, statistical analysis of data, probability distributions and curve fitting; Dynamic performance characteristics; Input types; Instrument types- zero order instrument, first order instrument, second order instrument; Experiment Plans: Model building; Measurement Methods and Applications : Measurement of force and torque; Measurement of strain and stress; Measurement of pressure; Flow measurement and flow visualization; measurement of temperature; optical methods of measurements; Data Acquisition and Processing : Types and configurations of DAS, signal conditioning, A/D, D/A conversion; Design, Planning, Execution and Analysis of experimental projects


    [1] Beckwith, Buck, and Marangoni, Mechanical Measurements, Narosa Publishing House, 1995.

    [2] Doeblin, Measurement Systems - Application and Design, 4e, McGraw-Hill, 1990.

    [3] Holman, Experimental Methods for Engineers, 6e, McGraw-Hill, 1994.

    [4] Doeblin, Engineering Experimentation, McGraw-Hill, 1995.