Course Information

SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorZisis Samaras
Course ID20000302

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 187
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information

Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Skills Development
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Experimental set-up. Accuracy, reliability, repeatability. Systematic and stochastic errors. Statistic methods of measurement analysis. Statistical processing of measurement data. Distributions and error analysis. Error propagation. Introduction to measurement systems: Active and passive transducers. Static and dynamic characteristics of measurement instruments. Calibration parameters: linearity, hysterisis, zero drift and sensitivity. Handling, sampling, transfer and data storage. Tension, acceleration, temperature, heat flow, pressure and speed measurement techniques. Liquid in glass, bimetallic, pressure thermometers. Thermocouples. Resistance thermometers. Thermistors. Radiation thermometers. Pyrometers. Problems in temperature measurement in flows. Pressure measurement. Manometers. Piezocrystals, electromagnetic, variable resistance, capacitor, natural frequency and strained element instruments for pressure measurement. Flow velocity measurement. Use of Pitot, Pitot static. Fluid volume measurement. Force, distortion torque and dynamic response measurements. Balancing. Measurements of vibrations and evaluation of the results. Permitted values of dynamic loads for various groups of machines and of human beings. Application of the above in the fields of thermodynamics, fluid and aerodynamics, vibration and machine dynamics and machine tools with laboratory exercises and technical reports.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadTotal hours of student effort for the semester. Includes lectures, labs, field etc.ECTSThe credit units (ECTS) of the respective teaching activity. Each unit correponds to 30 hours of student workload.IndividualFor the learning activity cooperation between students is not requisiteTeamworkFor the learning activity the students cooperate in teamsErasmusThe learning activity is available to students of exchange programmes
Laboratory Work
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (SummativeSummative assessment refers to the assessment of the learning and summarizes the development of learners at a particular time.)
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