Measurement of physical quantities
FEKT-BMFVAcad. year: 2017/2018
The course presents basic sensor principles, their parameters and construction. It deals with instrumentation, non-electrical quantities measurements concepts and procedures. It also presents the differences between conventional electrical measurements of the electrical quantities and non-electrical quantities on the real industry systems. Also the optical sensors, data collecting and acquisition processes are presented.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Absovent is able to:
- Know the principles of basic type of the sensors
- Know the principles of methods for measuring mechanical quantities (dimension, velocity, acceleration, force, torque), flow, temperature, radiation
- Use electrical measuring instruments
- Design and implement measurement of physical quantities
- Know the procedures for processing the measured data and their evaluation
- Make qualified conclusions about the specific measurement
Students must have a knowledge of physics, mathematics and electrical circuits at the level of the 1st year Bachelor studies.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
RIPKA, P. – ĎAĎO, S. – KREIDL, M. – NOVÁK, J.: Senzory a převodníky. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha, 2005, 135 stran (CS)
ĎAĎO,S.-KREIDL,M.: Senzory a měřicí obvody. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha, 1996 (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Techning methods include lectures and practical laboratories. Students have to write a ten laboratory records during the course.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Evaluation laboratory 0 - 20
Written part of exam 0 - 80
Language of instruction
1) Introduction, transducers fundamentals
2) Basic physical effect
3) Displacement sensors
4) Tachometers and velocity sensors, accelerometers, gyros and attitude sensors
5) Load cells, torque sensors, pressure transducers
8) Radiation pyrometers
9) Optical detectors
10) Nuclear radiation detectors
12) Chemical sensors
The goal of the course is to introduce students to the basic modern solutions and methods of physical quantities measurements. These represent more than 95 % of all measured quantities in the laboratory and industrial areas. The course should also present sensor and physical quantities measurements importance in technical and non-technical fields.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.
Laboratory classes are mandatory it is possible to replace the missed laboratory exercise.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme EEKR-B Bachelor's
branch B-AMT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
branch B-MET , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
branch B-SEE , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, optional interdisciplinary
- Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning
branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
39 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
eLearning: currently opened course