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Mechanical Measurement Systems


This Course provides a simple understanding of the mechanical measurement systems and statistical analysis of experimental data. The course contains the generalized configuration and functional elements of measuring systems, static and dynamic characteristics of measuring instruments. The course also include the instrumentation for displacement, strain, velocity, force, toque, power, pressure, sound, flow and temperature measurement.

Mechanical Engineering and Professionals.


UG/PG: UG and PG


INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All Mechanical Engineering industries involving instrumentation.

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Dr. Ravi Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He has been teaching thermal engineering courses in the Department in addition to the course on Instrumentation and Experimental Methods. He is a member of ASME, ASHRAE and IIFIIR. 


Week-1 Basic concepts of measurement, functional elements of instruments, classification of measuring instruments, methods of correction for interfering and modifying inputs, static characteristics of measuring instruments

Week-2 Static characteristics of measuring instruments, loading effect and impedance matching, statistical analysis, Chi-square test, least square method

Week-3 Uncertainty analysis, problem solving, generalized model of a measuring system, zero and first order system, first order system- step response

Week-4 First order system- ramp response, first order system- impulse response, first order system- frequency response, second order system- step response

Week-5 Second order system- ramp response, second order system- impulse and frequency response, higher order systems, compensation, transducers

Week-6 Transducers, flow measurement, temperature measurement 

Week-7 Strain gauges, piezoelectric transducers pressure measurement, force and torque measurement, displacement and acceleration measurement

Week-8 Sound measurement, thermophysical properties measurement, flow visualization, air pollution sampling and measurement, problem solving


Measurement Systems ,  E.O. Doeblin , MGH;Mechanical Measurements,  Beckwith, Marangoni & Lienhard, AW;  Instrumentation Measurement & Analysis,  BC Nakra KK Chaudhary, TMG; Experimental Methods for Engineers,  JP Holman, MGH; Mechanical Measurements, RS Sirohi, HC Radha Krishna, NAI; Transducers for Instrumentation, MG Joshi, LPL; Mechanical Measurements & Controls, DS Kumar, MBCPL.

  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) : Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT ROORKEE.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.