Coursebooks

Experimental methods in engineering mechanics

ME-412

Lecturer(s) :

Kolinski John Martin

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

The Experimental Methods in Engineering Mechanics course is intended to give an advanced view of experimental methods used to study mechanics problems by way of example. Students will construct significant components of experimental apparatus and collect & interpret the resulting data.

Content

Typically three experimental modules will be used that draw techniques from analog electronics and image processing in order to probe the mechanics of several different problems, including contact mechanics and elasticity.

Keywords

Contact mechanics

Image processing

Analog electronics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

ME 331, ME 201, ME 232

Recommended courses

EE 280

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Students will be involved in each experimental module from the construction of the experiment through the writing of the report on the data. Students could be involved in assesssing the reports of others in a `peer-review' process.

Expected student activities

Participation in collecting, analyzing and compiling experimental data; involvement in writing the reports.

Assessment methods

During the semester, reports will be a key component of student assessment. Quality of writing, thoroughness of data collection and analysis, and clarity of presentation are key parameters.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Horowitz & Hill: the art of electronics

Lecture notes in the class

Related documentation provided with each module

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Experimental methods in engineering mechanics
    • Number of places
      30
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Experimental methods in engineering mechanics
    • Number of places
      30
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German