The main learning objective of this course is to become acquainted with both standard and modern techniques employed in any field dealing with fluids. Students will become familiar to various techniques and will understand their underlying operation principles after finishing this course. They will need to gain deeper knowledge on selected techniques performing experiments and data analysis on the acquired data.
The main techniques covered in the course are: particle image velocimetry (PIV), particle tracking velocimetry (PTV), laser-Doppler anemometry (LDA), hot-wire anemometry (CTA), fluorescent microscopy, confocal microscopy, holographic microscopy and high-speed imaging. The course also includes lectures on data processing, image analysis and error analysis for the various measurements techniques. The principles of each technique will be introduced in the lectures, where their specific advantages and limitations will be discussed. The students will dig further into each of the topics through the mandatory homework assignments. At the end of the course, a laboratory assignment will be performed by the students: in groups they will perform a specific measurement in our labs using one of the techniques presented in the course. Each group writes a short scientific paper and prepares a presentation to present their results. Basic programming skills (Mathematica, Matlab, Python, or similar) are required for this course.|
Grades will be given based on the weekly handed-in homework, and on the final lab assignment (written paper and presentation).
Contact and additional information:
More information about the course, including how the course is adapted to the current COVID19 pandemic in https://pof.tnw.utwente.nl/education/courses/etpof. For specific questions contact the course coordinator Alvaro Marin email@example.com.