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 group project assignment will be performed by the students: if possible, the students will perform a specific measurement in our labs using one of the techniques presented in the course. If presence in the labs is not possible, the group will make a visit to the setup and a dataset will be handed. With the data obtained/handed, each group will need to process the data and prepare a short scientific paper and 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 project assignment (written paper and presentation).
Contact and additional information:
More up-to-date 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.