Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Experimental techniques in fluid mechanics
Study: Master in Industrial Mechanical (265)

Coordinating teacher: RUBIO RUBIO, MARIANO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Engineering Fluid Mechanics or similar (Bachelor) Advanced Fluid Mechanics (1st term)
Competencies and learning results acquired by the student: - Knowledge of a repertoire of experimental techniques, commonly used in Fluid Mechanics, as well as their physical and mathematical basis. This knowledge must enable the student to choose the most adequate technique for a particular problem. - A critical attitude towards the interpretation of experimental results, either obtained by him/herself of found in the literature.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Fluid properties measurements - Flow meters and pitot tubes - Thermal anemometry (Hot wire) - Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA/LDV) - Introduction to signal analysis - Interferometric techniques (Schlieren, Shadowgraphy) - Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) - Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures where the techniques are described - Software-based (Matlab) lectures for signal and image analysis - Practical sessions where different techniques will be used to characterize some relevant flows The students will have to deliver reports based on the measurements concerning three of the explained techniques. For instance: + Viscosity measurement through image analysis + Hot wire + Laser Doppler Anemometry
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Cameron Tropea (Ed.). Handbook of experimental fluid mechanics. Springer. 2007
  • H.H. Bruun. Hot-wire anemometry. Oxford Science Publications. 1995
  • John G. Webster. Measurement, instrumentation and sensors handbook. CRC Press. 1999
  • Markus Raffel. Particle image velocimetry : a practical guide. Springer. 2007
  • Richard J. Goldstein. Fluid Mechanics Measurements. Taylor & Francis. 1996
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