• Inspect Technology (A)
    • School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering
    • Credit. 3
    • MI304
    • Spring , 2015
    • 1647
    • Course Description:
    • ( Exchange Programme )
    • This course is part of the developments of existing National Excellent Course - "Inspection Technology". English is the only classroom language. The course is one of the mandatory elective courses to students majored in Measurement and Control Technology, free elective to other students. It has similar contents with the Chinese version of course.
      The textbook is edited by Prof. Doebelin from Ohio State University, USA. He spent years writing 《Measurement Systems: Application and Design》, and improve the textbook year after year through his teaching experiences. The very classical textbook like a bible of measurement system, featured with comprehensive, informative material. To non-native English speaker, the textbook can served as a tool to learn academic English as well as professional knowledge.
      Through the course study, students should have the basic knowledge regarding fundamental concepts of measurement technology, know how to analysis a measurement system and evaluate and calibration its performance, have the ability to improve the noise-immune property of the measurement system,  know the principle and methods of the measurement of five fundamental physical quantities, etc. The data communication and storage methods, the very basic measurement circuits, plus other related knowledge with be briefed as well.
      Since the spring of 2011, the first time this course was opened to undergraduate students, after 4 years of course construction, a great effort has been made to enrich the course contents and refine the teaching activity. Now relative stable teaching content, teaching plan, and teaching style have been established and well commented by the students.
      Welcome students eager to understand measurement system and knows how to do measurement properly to this classroom!
    • Course Syllabus:
    • After completing the course, students should:
      1. Understand the basics and principles of measurement methods;
      2. Knows how to design a measurement system;
      3. Knows how do the measurement properly;
      4. For advanced students, they can optimize and invent new type of measurement system/technology
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      The related principles, concepts and methods of measurement technologies will be introduced, including the application of measurement instrumentation, the generalized configurations and functional descriptions of measuring instruments, generalized performance characteristics of instruments, electrical measurement, motion and dimensional measurement, force and torque and shaft power measurement, pressure and sound measurement, temperature and heat-flux measurement, miscellaneous measurements, manipulation and transmission and recording of data, etc.

      The teaching will emphasizes on “how to do it”, not “why”, to make sure that our engineering students know how to pick up the right instrument/standards to construct the right measurement system and do the measurement/calibration properly, meanwhile to let students know where to find the needed information for deeper investigation regarding measurement technology.

      Multimedia technique, in-class demonstration, experiment and analysis, etc., will be used to help students understand the concepts, principles and methods of measurements, stimulating their curiosity in this subject. An experiment report will be requested after each experiment, including the objective, tasks and principle planning, results and its analysis, and summary of the experiment.

      In detail, the course will cover the following chapters:

      Chapter 1: Applications of Measurement Instrumentation. Why study measurement systems? Classification of types of measurement applications, computer aided machines and processes.

      Chapter 2: Generalized configurations and functional descriptions of measuring instruments.

      Chapter 3: Generalized performance characteristics of instruments, introducing static characteristics and static calibration, and dynamic characteristics.

      Chapter 4: Electrical parameter measurement, e.g. the measurement of voltage, current, impedance, power, frequency and phase.

      Chapter 5: Motion and dimensional measurement, including fundamental standards, relative displacement, velocity and acceleration, absolute displacement, velocity and acceleration pickups, etc.

      Chapter 6: Force, torque and shaft power measurement, introducing standards and calibration, basic methods of force measurement, characteristics of elastic force transducers, resolution of vector forces and moments into rectangular components, torque measurement on rotating shafts, shaft power measurement, gyroscopic force and torque measurement, vibrating-wire fore transducers, etc.

      Chapter 7: Pressure and sound measurement, presenting related standards and liberations, basic methods, deadweight gages and manometers, elastic transducers, vibrating-cylinder and other resonant transducers, dynamic effects of volumes and connecting tubing, dynamic testing of pressure-measuring systems, high-pressure measurement, low-pressure (vacuum) measurement, sound measurement, etc.

      Chapter 8: Flow measurement, introducing the measurement of local flow velocity, magnitude and direction, gross volume flow rate, gross mass flow rate.

      Chapter 9: Temperature and heat-flux measurement, presenting related standards and calibration, thermal-expansion methods, thermoelectric sensors, electrical-resistance sensors, junction semiconductor sensors, digital thermometers, radiation methods, temperature-measuring problems in flowing fluids, dynamic response of temperature sensors, heat-flux sensors, etc.

      Chapter 10: Miscellaneous measurements, including time, frequency and phase-angle measurement, and liquid level, humidity, chemical composition measurement. Also briefly introduce the concepts of using “observers” to measure in accessible variables in physical systems and the concept of sensor fusion, etc.

      Chapter 11: Manipulation, transmission and recording of data, introducing manipulating and computing and compensating devices, data transmission and instrument connectivity, voltage indicating and recording devices, etc.
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    • Ma Yixin
    • Associate Professor
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    • Female
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    • y.ma@sjtu.edu.cn
    • Profile
    • Dr Yixin Ma, master degree and PhD student supervisor, is an associate professor at School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering. She graduated from Tianjin University in the major of Detection Technology and Automation. Dr Ma has been working on the principle and application of impedance sensing technology for many years. After 1.5 years of post-doctoral research at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, she spent over seven years in the Institute of Particle Science and Technology, Leeds University, UK, and the Institute of Cancer Research, UK, as a Research Fellow. She jointed Shanghi Jiao Tong University in 2008, and her research is supported by Pujiang Talent Plan and National Natural Sciences Foundation.
  • Prerequisite Course:

    Sensor, Electronic Circuit, Automation and Control, Error Theory and Data Processing.

  • Textbooks:

    1. Ernest O. Doebelin, Measurement Systems:Application and Design, 机械工业出版社, 2005. ISBN 7-111-15605-6
    2. John G Webster, The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors handbook, CRC Press published in cooperation with IEEE Press, 1999. ISBN 3540648305
    3. B C Nakra & K K Chadhry, Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2006. ISBN 0-07-048296-9
  • Grading:

    25% / assignments
    15% / attendance
    20% / experiment
    40% / final examination
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