Course title
Experimental Thermo-fluid Engineering

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Course content
This course deals with data reduction and data validation of experimental results on thermo-fluid phenomena.
Purpose of class
The objectives of this course is to master data reduction and data validation of experimental results on thermo-fluid phenomena.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand the goverining equations of thermo-fluid phenomena, and to evaluate experimental results.
  2. To master calibration methods and error estimations, and to validate experimental results.
  3. To understand image processing technique
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction
Self introduction
How to conduct an experimental research in engineering fields
Summarize your research topics in one line. 60minutes
2. Govering equation of thermofluid
Conservation laws of mass, momentum, and energy.
Advection and diffusion
Review a heat transfer textbook. 60minutes
3. Dimensional analysis
Dimensions, units
Buckingham pi theorem
Dimensionless number
Review a heat transfer textbook. 60minutes
4. Vectorial dimensional analysis Review a heat transfer textbook. 60minutes
5. Vectorial dimensional analysis Check the definition of Reynolds number and Nusselt number. 60minutes
6. Image processing
Camera, light source, and setups
Digital images
Review file formats of digital image files. 60minutes
7. Image processing
Check the definitions of thermodynamics temperature and temperature in Celsius degrees. 60minutes
8. PIV Consider the error included in PIV measurement. 60minutes
9. PIV find articles on PIV 60minutes
10. Measurement principles Review measurement principle of a U-tube manometer.
Check the definitions of dynamic and static pressures.
11. Presentation (Image processing/PIV) Prepare presentation. 60minutes
12. Calibration and error estimation Review the calibration method of measurement instruments used for your research.
Estimate the errors of measurement instruments used for your research.
13. Noise reduction Review the types of noise. 60minutes
14. Presentations (Literature review) Pick up experimental research papers related to your project. 60minutes
Total. - - 840minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Midterm assignment Final assignment Total.
1. 10% 10% 20%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 20% 20% 40%
Total. 50% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Two assignments (50% + 50%)
Students must learn the elementary knowledges and the basic techniques on thermo-fluid phenomena to earn at least 60% of the overall score.
Textbooks and reference materials
Mills, Heat Transfer, Prentice Hall
Liptak, Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Vol. 1: Process Measurement and Analysis, CRC Press
Review fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Wed, 12:00-13:00
Relation to the environment
Development of social and professional independence
    Active-learning course
    About half of the classes are interactive
    Course by professor with work experience
    Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
    N/A N/A
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