Precision Engg. & Metrology (ME3312)



Recommended Book(s)

Theory And Design For Mechanical Measurements, Fifth Edition By Richard S. Figliola And Donald E. Beasley, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reference Book(s)

Measurement Systems Applications And Design, Fifth Edition, By E. Doebelin, McGraw Hill.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts, principles, procedures, and computations used by engineers to analyze, select, specify, design, and maintain modern instrumentation.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO-1: Construct a general measurement system and relate experiment design, instrumentation, calibration, and testing with it. (C3)

CLO-2: Analyze error and uncertainty of a measurement system using necessary statistical principles. (C4)

CLO-3: Demonstrate operations of various devices used to measure temperature, pressure, flow and strain. (C3)

Course Contents

Chapter 1 - Basic Concepts of Measurement Methods – Three sessions

• General measurement systems
• Experimental test plan
• Standards, calibration and testing

Chapter 2 - Characteristics of Signals – Three sessions

• Input/output signal system
• Signal analysis
• Fourier transform and the frequency spectrum

Chapter 3 - Measurement System Behavior – Three sessions

• General model for a measurement system
• Transfer functions and phase linearity
• Coupled system

Chapter 4 - Probability and Statistics – Three sessions

• Statistical measurement theory
• Statistics of finite sized data sets
• Chi-squared distribution
• Regression analysis

Chapter 5 - Uncertainty Analysis – Three sessions

• Measurement errors and uncertainty analysis
• Systematic and random error
• Error analysis and propagation

Chapter 7 - Sampling, Digital Devices, and Data Acquisition – Three sessions

• Sampling concept
• Data-acquisition systems and components
• Analog and digital input-output communication

Chapter 8 - Temperature Measurements – Four sessions

• Standards and definitions
• Thermometry based on thermal expansion
• Electrical resistance thermometry
• Thermoelectric temperature measurement
• Physical errors in temperature measurement

Chapter 9 - Pressure and Velocity Measurements – Four sessions

• Pressure reference instruments
• Pressure transducers
• Pressure measurements in moving fluids
• Fluid velocity measuring systems

Chapter 10 - Flow Measurements – Three sessions

• Volume flow rate through velocity determination
• Pressure differential meters
• Insertion volume flow meters
• Mass flow meters

Chapter 11 - Strain Measurement – Three sessions

• Resistance strain gauges and its electric circuits
• Apparent strain and temperature compensation
• Optical strain measuring methods

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes





PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)


PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)



PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)




PLO:4 (Investigation)




PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)




PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)




PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)




PLO:8 (Ethics)




PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)




PLO:10 (Communication)




PLO:11 (Project Management)




PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)




Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs




Assignments (15%)




Quizzes (15%)




Midterm Exam (20%)




Final Exam (50%)