ME 304 Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics

Basic sampling theory. Spectral decomposition, aliasing, Nyquist criterion and dynamic range. Basic optics, lasers, diffraction limit. Particle tracking and streak photography. Point measurements of velocity, pitot static tube, hot wires, and laser-doppler velocimetry. Measurements of velocity fields in planes and volumes, using particle image velocimetry. Micro-PIV. Measurement of scalar fields. Holographic PIV. High-speed video technology. This course has a significant laboratory component.




ME 200A