Workshop on computer-based flow measurement technique

Registration: Integrated Measurement Systems for Applications in Fluid Dynamics

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Learning goals and contents

Learning goals:

The students are able to:

  • theoretically describe and explain the fundamentals of computer aided measurements and and adopt them practically
  • apply the basics learned during the lecture to a practical problem in the form of a PC excercise
Content of teaching:

The laboratory course offers an introduction into the acquisition of basic test data in fluid mechanics applications as well as a basic hands-on training for the application of modern PC based data acquisition methods. The combination of lectures about measurement techniques, sensors, signal converters, I/O systems, bus systems, data acquisition, handling and control routines and tutorials for typical fluid mechanics applications allows the participant to get a comprehensive insight and a sound knowledge in this field. The graphical programming environment LabVIEW from National Instruments is used in this course as it is one of the standard software tools for data acquisition worldwide.

Basic design of measurements systems

  • Logging devices and sensors
  • Analog to digital conversion
  • Program design and programming methods using LabView
  • Data handling
  • Bus systems
  • Design of a computer aided data acquisition system for pressure, temperature and derived parameters
  • frequency analysis
Prerequisits: none
Workload: regular attendance: 52,5h
self-study: 67,5h
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  • LabView User Manual
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