Mechanical Measurements

Mechanical Measurements

  • Course code

    ME 323

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Mechanical Measurements

    Fundamentals of Measurement: Elements of a generalized measurement system, standards, and types of signals ; Static performance characteristics. Dynamic performance, instrument types - zero, first and second order instruments, transfer function representation, system response to standard input signals - step, ramp, impulse, and frequency response; Treatment of uncertainties: error classification, systematic and random errors, statistical analysis of data, propagation and expression of uncertainties; Measurement of various physical quantities: Linear and angular displacement, velocity, force, torque, strain, pressure, flow rate and temperature; Transfer functions of some standard measuring devices; Data Acquisition and processing: Digital methods, digitization, signal conditioning, interfacing, standard methods of data analysis - quantities obtainable from time series; Fourier spectra, DFT, FFT; Data acquisition parameters - sampling rate, Nyquist sampling frequency, aliasing & leakage errors; Metrology: measurement of angles, threads, surface finish, inspection of straightness, flatness and alignment, gear testing, digital readouts, coordinate measuring machine.

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    [2] T. G. Beckwith, R.D. Marangoni and J.H. Lienhard, Mechanical Measurements, Addison Wesley, 1993.

    [3] R. S. Figiola and D. E. Beasley, Theory and design for mechanical measurements, 2nd Ed., John Wiley, 1995.
    [4] J. W. Dally, W.F. Riley and K.G.McConnell, Instrumentation for engineering measurements, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
    [5] E. O. Doebelin, Engineering Experimentation, McGraw-Hill, 1995.
    [6] Connie L Dotson, Fundamentals of Dimensional Metrology, Cengage Learning, 2015