Checking date: 27/04/2016

Course: 2019/2020

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


Students are expected to have completed
Fluid Mechanics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
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.
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to signal analysis - Flow meters and pitot tubes - Thermal anemometry (Hot wire) - Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA/LDV) - Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) - Interferometric techniques (Schlieren, Shadowgraphy) - Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) - Characterization of particle-laden flows (drops/bubbles/solid particles)
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures where the techniques are described (1.5 ECTS) - Practical sessions in the lab where the student will use different techniques to characterize some relevant flows. He/she will have to deliver a report based on the work the student performs in the laboratory concerning these techniques: + Hot wire + Laser Doppler Anemometry + Particle Image Velocimetry + Characterization of particle-laden flows (1.5 ECTS)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
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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