Politecnico di Torino

Experimental statistics and mechanical measurement


Iowa State Course Substitution

Engineering Measurements

M E 370

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Semester: spring
Country: Italy
Language: English
Course Description:
Course description The course aims to provide: - The basic concepts of probability and statistics used to manage and analyze the results of experiments. - The ability to understand general information about the features in the field of metrology tools and measuring system. - Knowledge concerning the elaboration and presentation of measurement and test results. - The functional description of the main measuring instruments used in the mechanical (dimension, mass, force, strain, hardness, pressure and flow measurements). The topics will be exposed to the principles of the major national and international standards. Expected Learning Outcomes Knowledge of statistical distributions used in the field of measurement and quality. Knowledge of the techniques of analysis of experimental data: regression hypothesis testing, ANOVA, exclusion principle. Knowledge of the main metrological characteristics of measuring instruments: resolution, stability. repeatability, reproducibility, accuracy, the traceability chain. Knowledge of methods for evaluation of measurement uncertainty in accordance with national and international. Knowledge of major national and international standards in the field of metrology. Knowledge of the main operating principle of measuring instruments used in mechanics. Ability to set measurement activities by choosing the appropriate measuring instruments. Ability to perform the calibration of measuring instruments. Ability to detect systematic errors in the measurements. Ability to present the results of measurements and tests as specified in international standards. Ability to analysis of experimental results using statistical techniques (regression, ANOVA). Prerequisites Concepts of Mathematics (calculation of derivatives), Concepts of Physics (knowledge of the main physical properties, units, etc.), and good practice in use of spreadsheets.


Evaluation Date:
March 3, 2019
Shan Hu