OF3FTM - Physical-Technical Measurements

Course specification
Course title Physical-Technical Measurements
Acronym OF3FTM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
      The goal Students are introduced to the sensors for measurement of non-electrical quantities (force, displacement, acceleration, level, pressure, volume, temperature,...). The constructions of various transducers are described with their physical principles of sensing. Selection of sensor for specific application is explained. Calibration procedures for different measurement systems are presented.
      The outcome Students are enabling to explain working principle of various measurement instruments, indicate to their limitations, and to choose sensor for specific application. They are capable to calibrate sensor and to select appropriate interface for connecting sensor with PC.
      Contents of lectures Introduction to metrology. Measurement uncertainty. Measurement systems modeling. Static and dinamic characteristics. Force sensors. Strain gauges. Belt weighing systems. Measurement of dispacement, angular velocity. Accelerometers. Piezoelectric effect and transducers. Pressure and vacuum sensors. Flowmeters. Temperature measurements. Resistance thermometers. Thermocouples and their applications.
      Contents of exercises Laboratory exercises - Expression of uncertainty in measurements. Capacitive sensor for level measurements. Ultrasonic defectoscope. Encoders. Accelerometer. Thermocouples. PTC and NTC thermistors. Automatic temperature control. Strain gauges. PC based measurement system with automatic measurement procedure.
      1. D. Stanković, Fizičko-tehnička merenja, Univerzitet u Beogradu, 1997. (Original title)
      2. D. Stanković, A. Đurišić, Fizičko-tehnička merenja - laboratorijski praktikum, Nauka, Beograd, 1996. (Original title)
      3. Jacob Fraden, Handbook of Modern Sensors - Physics, Designs, and Applications, Fourth Edition, Springer, 2010. (Original title)
      4. John P. Bentley, Principles of Measurement Systems, Fourth Edition, Pearson Education Limited, 2005. (Original title)
      5. Bela G. Liptak, Instrument Engineers' Handbook – Process Measurement and Analysis, Fourth Edition, CRC Press, 2003. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      3 0 2
      Methods of teaching 45 hours of lectures and 30 hours of laboratory exercises
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 24
      Practical lessons 24 Oral examination 28
      Projects 0
      Colloquia 24
      Seminars 0