KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
DEPARTMENT OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
INSTRUMENTATIONS AND MEASUREMENT
INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Moustafa Elshafei
CATALOG DESCRIPTION : (2-3-3)
General mesurement systems; static and dynamic characteristics, loading effects, signals and noise; sensing elements, resistive, inductive, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, elastic, piezoelectric, electromechanical, optical, etc.; signal conditioning elements, dc and ac bridges, compensation by linearization, feedback, operational amplifiers, modulation/demodulation; examples of computer based measurement systems.
WEEKLY BREAKDOWN :
|1- MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS: |
2- STATIC CHARACTERISTICS Chapter 2 :
3- THE ACCURACY OF MEASUREMENTs chapter 3.
4- TYPICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS Chapter 8
- Resistive Sensing Elements
- Capacitive Sensing Elements.
- Inductive Sensing Elements.
- Electromagnetic Sensing Elements.
- Thermoelectric Sensing Elements.
- Elastic Sensing Elements.
- Piezoelectric Sensing Elements.
- Piezoresistive Sensing Elements.
- Ultrasonic transducer
5- DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS
6- LOADING EFFECTS 1
TEXT BOOK :
TEXT BOOK : J.B. BENTELY, PRINCIPAL OF MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, LONGMAN, INC., NY.
3rd ed, 1995.
PREREQUISIT : EE 203
GRADE BREAK DOWN :
LAB and PROJECT 30 %
FINAL 30 %
Majors 20 %
Quizes 10 %
ATTENDANCE and ASSIGNMENTS 10 %
1- Bentley, 2.1 to 2.7
2- Bentley, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6
3- Bentley 8.1 to 8.12.
4-Bentley, 4.1 to 4.7.
5- Bentley 5.1, 5.5
In this course, the lab work was emphasized. Students were encouraged to execute simple instrumentation projects to illustate the application of various sensors in real life. The lab grade was divided into student preparation during the lab sessions, the weekly lab report, and an oral examination. The course material was enriched by video tapes from ISA The International Society for Measurement and Control. These professional training video tapes are very well respected in the process industry. The instructor organized a field trip to the Calibration and Standard Laboratory of the Research Institute. Another trip is usually scheduled for a petrochemical factory. Students complaints from the text book and the lack of solved examples in the book. Several problem sessions were organized to help students in solving the homeworks and for the preparation of the midterms and the final.
I also introduced small application projects. Each project was executed by 3-4 students. These projects enhanced their team work attitude and developed their innovation and creativity skills. Students demonstrated their ability to execute small design projects from verbal description to design and testing. Students built 5 working projects :
1- Electronic Scale using strain gauges.
2- A device for measuring breath pressure.
3- Digital level meter using Potentiometers.
4- Digital level meter based on the liquid conductivity.
5- Temperature probe using IC temperatuture sensor.