Measurements & Instrumentations

Course Details

Course Number: 3123  Section Number: 101

Fall 2014

Location: McCoy Engineering Hall

Classroom Number: 131

Days & Times:

Course Schedule: TR 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM. Lab. Schedule: M 1:30 – 3:20 PM, 3:30PM – 5:20PM



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Yu Guo   
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Course Objectives

CATALOG DESCRIPTION

 

Fundamentals of measurement systems, standards, treatment of data, statistics, uncertainty analysis, data acquisition, transducers, strain, force, acceleration, pressure, temperature, and fluid flow, Companion lab.

 

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

 

MENG 2204 Electronics, and MATH 3433 or concurrent enrollment therein.

 

OTHER PREREQUISITES

Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator.

 

TEXTBOOK

Experimental Methods for Engineers. J. P. Holman. Seventh Edition

 

REFERENCES

 

Additional material will be distributed in the form of handouts.

 

TOPICS COVERED

 

 

  • Basic Concepts
  • Characteristics of Instruments
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Calibration of Instruments
  • Data Acquisition
  • Signal Conditioning and Data Processing
  • Temperature Measurements
  • Pressure Measurements
  • Mass, Force, and Torque Measurement
  • Translational Motion, Vibration, and Strain Measurement
  • Rotational Motion Transducers

 

 


Course Expectations

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES

 

Outcome-Related Course Learning Objectives

Student Outcomes

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b

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d

e

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h

i

j

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l

m

n

Understand the characteristics of instruments (Hw, Lab, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of instrument calibration (Lab)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

Ability to analyze the uncertainty of measurements (Hw, Lab, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of binary numbers and Analog to Digital conversion (Hw, Exam)

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Ability to identify a data acquisition device base on the need of resolution and sampling frequency (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand Nyquist frequency and aliasing phenomenon (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of signal conditioning (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Ability to perform data analysis using MATLAB (Hw, Lab, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Ability to perform frequency analysis and design digital filters (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of temperature measurement (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of pressure measurement (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of force and torque measurement (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of displacement and acceleration measurement (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of strain measurement and bridge completion (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Understand the basics of rotational motion measurement (Hw, Exam)

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Ability to write formal and informal reports (Lab)

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

c: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

j: a knowledge of contemporary issues

d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

l: a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one

f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

m: the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations

g: an ability to communicate effectively

n: a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra

CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE TO PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT

This course contributes to the engineering science component of the mechanical engineering program.


Grading Standards

 

COURSE ORGANIZATION AND STUDENT PERFORMANCES ASSESSMENT

 

·         Lecture Format

This course consists of a three 50-minutes sessions per week. The three hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, students will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on their own to further their understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly recommended and rewarded.

 

·         Attendance

Attendance is required for each student. Absences of more than five lectures without acceptable excuses will result in a failing grade.

 

·         Student Attitude

Once class starts, the use of cell phones, reading of newspapers, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless requested by the instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, and making derogatory remarks about your classmates or instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.

 

·         Homework

Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. Once class starts, late homework will be graded 80% of the full grade. You will not lose points if you make less than 3 mistakes total in one homework. However, if you copied from solution manual or from your classmates, you will receive zero points. No exception can be made.

 

·         Exams

There will be two regular exams plus one comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. Exam will be close book, cheat sheet allowed. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams, except for the final which is comprehensive. Students are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for some acceptable reason the student is not able to do so, then he must inform the instructor in advance in writing. The instructor will then decide whether he will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of his excuse.

 

·         Evaluation Method

Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams and homework assignments. There will be three exams. While homework assignments may contain a number of problems, it may be the case that only a subset of problems will be graded. However, you must attempt all problems. Do not try to guess which (if any) problems will not be graded.

 

·         Course Grade

 

2

Midterm

20%

1

Final

35%

 

Home works & Labs

15%

 

Attendance & Class performance

10%

*  Please pay attention to the last day of drop off without getting an F.


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.