Mechanical Measurement System

By Prof. Ravi Kumar   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 1620
About the course:
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Mechanical Engineering and Professionals.

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All Mechanical Engineering industries involving instrumentation.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 20 Feb 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Enrollment Ends : 20 Feb 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 17 Mar 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

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

Books and references


Instructor bio

Prof. Ravi Kumar

IIT Roorkee
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 and is actively involved in the research related with Solar Energy. He is a member of ASME, ASHRAE and IIFIIR.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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