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

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 186
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course636

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students who will complete the course successfully, are expected to: - Design and conduct experiments with precision and reliability. - Handle and control the reliability of the measuring instruments. - Practice the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data by distributions and error determinations, through statistical methods of analysis of measurement and processing of measurement data. - Familiarize themselves with the techniques of balancing and techniques of measuring voltage, acceleration, temperature, heat flow, pressure and flow speed. - Apply the above to the cognitive areas of thermodynamics, fluid engineering and aerodynamics, oscillations, dynamic machines and machine tools by performing laboratory exercises accompanied by technical reports.
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
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Μεταλλογνωσία-Εργαστηριακές Ασκήσεις (σύγγραμμα Α. Δ. Παπαργύρης, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, (ISBN: 960-431-896-9, 2004) . Ταλαντώσεις και δυναμική μηχανών. Θεωρεία και Πράξη, Κ.Δ.Μπουζάκης, εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010
Additional bibliography for study
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