Checking date: 26/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Experimental techniques in thermal engineering
Study: Master in Industrial Mechanical (265)

Coordinating teacher: GOMEZ HERNANDEZ, JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results - Design a data acquisition system to fit some specific thermal process application. - Measurement of errors and uncertainty associated to industrial monitoring. - Identify the most suitable signal analysis methodology to recover information from measured time series. - Understand the control strategies used in conventional control systems found in industrial thermal processes. - To characterize a control loop using the dynamic analysis by transient response. Learning outcome At the end of the course program the students will be able to design a monitoring and control system to fit a specific industrial or research application within the framework of thermal processes. The design should include the description of the instrumentation to fulfill the minimum data acquisition requirements of the control systems, the control strategy to be used, and the digital signal processing to be applied on the collected signals.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
-Measurement errors and uncertainty -Data acquisition systems. -Digital signal processing and time series analysis -Industry sensors. -Experimental project in laboratorio about aiming heliostats for industry applications. -Conventional control feedback systems for thermal processes. -Advanced Control systems for thermal processes.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures covering the main topics described within the course program. (1 ECTS) - Problem solving and case study lectures, where some issues are addressed from a practical point of view (1,5 ECTS). - Laboratory and practical sessions, where the student can apply the concepts learn and face the monitoring and control solution adopted in real applications. (0.5 ECTS)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Alan S. Morris and Reza Langari. Measurement and Instrumentation. Theory and Application. Elsevier Inc. 2012
  • PPL Regtien, F van der Heijden, MJ Korsten and W Olthius. Measurement Science for Engineers. Elsevier Ltd. 2004
  • Wolfgang Altmann, David Macdonald, and Steve Mackay. Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians. Elsevier Ltd.. 2005

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.