• Education level
  • Course code ERA316
  • Main area

For engineers and scientists who want to understand experimental measurements in fluids, this course can give you the gist of the subject in a quick and efficient way.

About this course

Experiments in fluids are cool! And they can be hot too.

How do you measure velocity, pressure, and temperature? Which parameters can you measure accurately? How can you use lasers to measure velocity?

In this course we will discuss the need for experimental measurements in fluid mechanics and heat transfer, the challenges involved, and how to choose the best method for each application. You will learn about commonly used methods to measure the flow of gases and liquids. You will also learn about methods to measure heat transfer, which is relevant for cooling of electrical components and high temperature parts in small and large engines for power generation.

The course will cover different intrusive and non-intrusive methods for the measurement of key parameters such as pressure, velocity, temperature, and will highlight the fundamental phenomena on which the different measurement techniques are based. The importance of reliable experimental measurements, and measurement uncertainty and repeatability will also be addressed in the course.

The course will run for six weeks, between November 8th and December 19th. The expected total workload for the completion of the course is 60h. The first week of the course is an introduction week, followed by one module per week with short calculation assignments and discussions. The penultimate week is reserved for the final assignment and the last week for the exam and final seminar. Contact the teacher to discuss possibilities to take the course at a different pace or if the timing of the course is a challenge.

You can also take the course on industrial process control, which will help you see how to use data from measurements and calculations to control an industrial process!

You will learn

  • Describe commonly used fluid flow and heat transfer measurement techniques and compare the fundamental phenomena behind these techniques
  • Argue for the importance of experimental measurements and measurement uncertainty and repeatability.
  • Explain the challenges and limitations of different measurement techniques and rank parameters in order of measurement accuracy.
  • Select and motivate the most suitable measurement technique for a specific application within fluid flow and heat transfer.

Entry requirements

120 credits of which 90 credits engineering and/or natural science and 7,5 credits mathematics. In addition, English course A/English course 6 is required.

You can also apply for the course and get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways, such as work experience, other studies etc. Read more in Application information below.




Course syllabus

You can read in detail about the course, it's content and literature and so on in the course syllabus

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Measurement Techniques in Fluid flow and Heat transfer

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Application information

You’ll find the entry requirements in the course description. After submitting your application, the next step is to submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the course. Most academic credentials from Sweden are retrieved automatically. Wait a few days after submitting your application - if you still can’t see your academic credentials om My pages, please upload them.

If you have studied in another country, you must provide transcripts of your academic studies and of your English proficiency. Exactly what you need to submit and how, depends on several factors. You can read more on universityadmissions.se or antagning.se.

If the course requires work experience, you need to provide an employer’s certificate. You can download a template for employer’s certificate below.

No academic qualifications?

Many courses requires that you have previous academies studies, but we can validate work experience to determine whether you have the qualifications for the course.

If you don’t have the formal qualifications required, please send in a certificate of employment (current or previous) and a CV/Description of competence that describes your educational and professional background. Please include a short description of your work experience, not only the work title.

Use the CV/ Description of competence template below and fill in the information requested.

You can also use our template for Employers certificate if you like.

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If you have any questions regarding eligibility or application please send an e-mail to lifelonglearning@mdu.se


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