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Course unit
INL1000100, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0526, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge STEFANO DEBEI ING-IND/12

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/12 Mechanical and Thermal Measuring Systems 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 a.a. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DEBEI STEFANO (Presidente)
PERTILE MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
10 a.a. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 DEBEI STEFANO (Presidente)
PERTILE MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
9 a.a. 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 DEBEI STEFANO (Presidente)
LORENZINI ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)

Target skills and knowledge: The aims of the course are to provide the student with the basics of the measurement process, methods of analysis for the determination of static and dynamic characteristics of the instruments, the ability to design a measurement chain as a function of performance requirements, the ability to acquire , process and interpret the parameters of static and tempovarianti. Each student learns through laboratory exercises to perform measurements of mechanical, thermal and electrical putting into practice the basics of the measurement process and in accordance with current regulations and to complete their lab reports
Examination methods: Written and Oral examination
Assessment criteria: verification of knowledge acquired and of the ability to design a measurement chain. Final evaluation is the average between the written test and oral exam
Course unit contents: Purpose of the measures , analysis of the process of measurement ; definition measure; functional analysis . Examples of measures in the space sector . Criteria for the selection of instruments. Basic statistical concepts . Static calibration of a measuring chain . Traceability of measurements. Interfering noise and modifiers .
Generalized impedance networks for modeling chains of measures applied to mechanical systems. Quadrupole and the principle of equivalent generator . Error insertion
Mechanical networks : examples and exercises
Analysis of the dynamic characteristics of the instruments; Dynamical systems. Tools of order 0 , tools of the first order and second order . Laplace transform and Fourier transform. Func. transfer , and its representation on the magnitude and phase Bode plot , passband.
Analog -to-digital conversion , aliasing and leackage
Sensors for the measurement of relative motion : resistive, capacitive , to inductance variation , laser triangulation , encoders . Accelerometers, velocimeters and vibrometers . Measures absolute pressure ( vacuum gauges Pirani , Penning )
Temperature measurements with electrical thermometers . Temperature measurements with thermal imaging camera
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of 50 hours of lectures on the board and with the aid of audio-visual 14-hour and 8 hours of laboratory exercises witnessed.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes, slides
texts for consultation:
E.o. Doebelin, "Measurement Systems", McGraw-Hill
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Prof. Francesco Angrilli, Corso di misure meccaniche, termiche e collaudi, Vol. 1. --: CEDAM, --.
  • Prof. Francesco Angrilli, Corso di misure meccaniche, termiche e collaudi: gli strumenti di misura, Vol. 2. --: CEDAM, --.