ME-412 / 4 credits

Teacher: 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

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:

  • Analyze and design assemblies of simple mechanical elements in the framework of static and buckling, S2
  • Characterize experimentally the steady-state or dynamic response of solids, fluids, S11
  • Describe in scientific terms and apply the principles of tribology and contact mechanics, S13
  • Analyze a linear dynamical system (both time and frequency responses), A3
  • State the conserved quantities in a given flow and link them to a physical-mathematical description, AH13

Transversal skills

  • Take responsibility for health and safety of self and others in a working context.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Collect data.

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.

The first report will count for 30 % of the grade; the second and third reports will count for 24 % each, while the grading of other reports of modules 2 and 3 will count for 11% of the grade each, for a total of 22 % of the grade.

Resources

Bibliography

Horowitz & Hill: the art of electronics

Lecture notes in the class

Related documentation provided with each module

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in engineering mechanics
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in engineering mechanics
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in engineering mechanics
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Experimental methods in engineering mechanics
  • 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  MED21522
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11-12  MED21522
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MED31523
  
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Wednesday, 8h - 11h: Exercise, TP MED21522
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MED31424
MED31519
MED31523

Wednesday, 11h - 12h: Lecture MED21522
MED31424
MED31519
MED31523