IIT Guwahati 3rd Sem Syllabus Mechanical Measurements Syllabus

IIT Guwahati Mechanical Measurements Syllabus


ME 323. Mechanical Measurements (3-0-0-6)                                                     

Fundamental of Measurement: Elements of a generalized measurement system, standards, and types of signals; Static performance characteristics. Dynamic performance, instrument types – zero, first and second order instruments, transfer function representation, system response to standard input signals – step, ramp, impulse, and frequency response; Treatment of uncertainties: error classification, systematic and random errors, statistical analysis of data, propagation and expression of uncertainties; Measurement of various physical quantities: Linear and angular displacement, velocity, force, torque, strain, pressure, flow rate and temperature; Transfer functions of some standard measuring devices; Data Acquisition and processing: Digital methods, digitization, signal conditioning, interfacing, standard methods of data analysis – quantities obtainable from time series; Fourier spectra, DFT, FFT; Data acquisition parameters – sampling rate, Nyquist sampling frequency, aliasing & leakage errors; Metrology: measurement of angles, threads, surface finish, inspection of straightness, flatness and alignment, gear testing, digital readouts, coordinate measuring machine.


[1] E.O. Doebelin, Measurement systems- Applications and Design, 4th Ed., Tata McGraw-Hill, 1990.
[2] T.G. Beckwith, R.D. Marangoni and J.H. Lienhard, Mechanical Measurements, 5th Ed., Addison Wesley, 1993


[1] R.S. Figiola and D.E. Beasley, Theory and design for mechanical measurements, 2nd Ed., John Wiley, 1995.
[2] J.W. Dally, W.F. Riley and K.G.McConnell, Instrumentation for engineering measurements, 2nd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
[3] E.O. Doebelin, Engineering Experimentation, McGraw-Hill, 1995.
[4] R.K. Jain, Engineering Metrology, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 1997

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