Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Specialized Techniques in Machine Testing and calculation
Study: Master in Industrial Mechanical (265)

Coordinating teacher: ALVAREZ CALDAS, CAROLINA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


- Knowing different engineering test methods - Learning the theoretical basis of different tests methods. - Knowing the posibilities and the limitations of these test methods. - Knowing what is a virtual test and its relation with real tests. - Quantifying the reliability of the results of a virtual test by calculating its uncertainty.
Description of contents: programme
1. Test techniques in Mechanical Engineering. 2. Strain experimental measuring: strain gauges. 3. Strain experimental measuring: fotoelasticity. 4. Virtual tests. 5. Simulation techniques uncertainty (FEM)
Learning activities and methodology
The training activities include: - Lectures, where the theoretical concepts are presented. Students will receive lecture notes and key reference texts to help them follow the classes. - Lab classes, where students experimentally verify the theoretical concepts and results seen in class.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Additional Bibliography
  • Centro Español de Metrología . Guía para la expresión de la incertidumbre de medida. Centro Español de Metrología . 2008
  • Chandrupatla, Tirupathi R.; Belegundu, Ashok D.. Introduccio¿n al estudio del elemento finito en ingenieri¿a. Pearson Educación. 1999
  • Dally, James W. Experimental stress analysis. McGraw-Hill Inc.. 1991
  • Moaveni, Saeed. Finite element analysis: theory and application with Ansys. FINANCIAL TIMES/PRENTICE HALL. 2003
  • Nakasone, Y; Yoshimoto, S; Stolarski, T. A. Engineering analysis with ANSYS software. Elsevier. 2006

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.