Engineering Metrology I
FSI-6SM-AAcad. year: 2018/2019
Subject acquaints students with the principles of metrology in the Czech Republic, EU and worldwide. The main accent is placed on teaching the principles of design, function and practical aspects of measurement in industrial and related production. Special attention is given to the measurement of length, surface texture parameters, metrological parameters of selected engineering products, and geometric parameters accuracy. In the next part of the course, emphasis is placed on methods and technical tools for measurement of pressure, temperature, vibration, noise, technical parameters of liquids and gases, flow and level in industrial practice.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Subject “Engineering metrology I” enables students to acquire knowledge of basic measuring methods and devices that can be applied in individual technologies. Students learn to solve and implement practical metrology applications both in service and laboratory conditions.
Overview of engineering technologies. Basic knowledge of the structure and properties of materials. General knowledge of the International System of Quantities (ISQ) and the International System of Units (SI).
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Webster, J. G., The measurement, instrumentation and sensors. USA, Boca Raton, CRC Press LLC, 2000 (e)
Bucher, J. L., The Metrology Handbook. USA, Milwaukee, Quality Press 2004 (e)
SUGA, N. Metrology Handbook: The Science of Measurement. 1st. edition. UK, Berkshire, LGL (Mitutoyo, UK, Ltd.), 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0955613302
Janíček, P., Technický experiment. Brno, VUT FSI, 1989
ZEHNULA, Karel. Snímače neelektrických veličin. 2. vyd. Praha: SNTL, 1983. 371 s.
Sládek, Z. a Vdoleček, F., Technická měření. Brno, VUT FSI, 1992
Jenčík, J. a Volf, J., Technická měření. Praha, ČVUT, 2003
ČECH, J., PERNIKÁŘ, J. a PODANÝ, K.: Strojírenská metrologie. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM s.r.o, 2009. 5. vydání. ISBN 978-80-214-4
Chudý, V. a jiní, Měření technických veličin. Bratislava, STU, 1999
Farago, F.T.: Handbook of Dimensional Measurement (Third Edition). New York, Industrial Press Inc. 1994, 608 p. ISBN 0-8311-3053-9
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is supplemented by practical laboratory work.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The course-unit credits award is based on attendance at seminars, correct elaboration of computational assignment and active participation in its processing.
The final exam will be composed of written and oral part. It is graded on the ECTS grading scale.
Language of instruction
The aim of this course (Engineering Metrology I) is to familiarize students with the principles of design, function and use of basic kinds of measuring tools in industrial practice. A special attention is paid to the practical needs of the metrological activities for quality control of production.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attendance in lectures is recommended.
Attendance in exercises is compulsory. The attendance to the seminar is regularly checked and the participation in the lesson is recorded. The missed lesson is possible to replace with another study group in the same week. In case, that the lesson does not possible to replace, the student will elaborate the complemental task.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Engineering metrology in the Czech Republic, in the EU and the World metrology systems
2. The statistical tools in metrology, calibration and verification of measuring instruments
3. Methods and equipment for length measurement
4. Methods and equipment for measuring surface texture parameters
5. Methods and equipment for angle and circular contours, bores and cones measurement
6. Methods and i equipment for screw threads, gears parameters and parameters of geometric accuracy measurement
7. Methods and devices of pressure measurement
8. Methods and devices of temperature measurement
9. Methods and devices of material thicknesses measurement and measurement of level heights in reservoirs with solid and liquid substances
10. Measuring of nonelectric quantities, properties of sensors
11. Measuring of stress and strain using strain gauges
12. Derivation of fundamental stress problems - tension, compression, bending and torsion
13. Other electric sensors, overview of questions for the exam
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Measurement of lengths I, Safety in the laboratory, requirements for reports
2. Measurement of lengths II
3. Statistical tools in metrology, measurement uncertainty
4. Measurement of surface roughness parameters
5. Calibration and verification of measuring instruments
6. Measurement of angle and circular contours, bores, cones, screw threads and gears parameters
7. Contact temperature measurement
8. Contactless temperature measurement
9. Thickness measurement and material identification by ultrasound
10. Measuring of biaxial state of stress and distance
11. Measuring of torque and pressure force
12. Measuring of bending moment and tensile force
13. Correction of elaborates and course-unit credits
eLearning: currently opened course