Welcome to Advanced measurements techniques in fluid mechanics – theory and practice

Description: The objective of this course is to give the student a brief overview of measurement techniques in the field of fluid mechanics. Particle Image Velocimetry, Laser Doppler Velocimetry, Constant Temperature Anemometry and flow meters are introduced and discussed in terms of advantages and limitations. Selected techniques are used in 4 different experimental session, where the participants are trained in the use of the equipment. As experimental sessions are an important part of this course, the participants must work together in groups of max 4-5 persons. Topics on data reduction and analysis are offered in addition to the theoretical and experimental aspects.

Day 1 – 8 hours:
Registration and welcome, Overview of measurement techniques in fluid mechanics. Characteristics of tracers used in laser-based measurements. Laser doppler Velocimetry, Constant temperature anemometry.

Day 2 - 8 hours:
Flow visualization. Particle Image Velocimetry. Laboratory safety. Experiment #1. Group work.

Day 3 – 8 hours:
Presentation of Industrial cases. Analysis and uncertainty of acquired date. Experiment #2. Experiment #3. Group work

Day 4 – 8 hours:
Data reduction for presentation and documentation. Design of experimental setups Experiment #4. Excursion. Group work

Day 5 – 8 hours:
Using experimental for validation of numerical results. Mini conference with presentation of results obtained during the course. Closing and feedback

Participants must have fundamental knowledge on fluid mechanics and simple data acquisition.

Software requirements:
Participants are expected to bring a laptop with their own software for data processing. We recommend MATLAB

Form of evaluation:
The participants must hand in miniprojects in groups and complete a multiple choice test

Organizer: Henrik Sørensen

Lecturers: Henrik Sørensen, Jakob Hærvig, Anna Lyhne Jensen and external guest lectures


Time: 31 August – 4 September 2020


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Number of seats: 20 

Deadline: 10 August 2020

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.