This course will be offered during the third AND fourth quartile.|
Give student the tools necessary to design, prepare and work out an experimental research plan.
After the course the student is able to perform:
- A pre analysis of the type of experience to be performed
- The preparation of the test set-up, the required instrumentation and the required specimens
- The post-analysis of the experiments, supported by a critical analysis of the results.
- Report their finding during a symposium.
This course gives the student the tools necessary to design, prepare and work out an experimental test program, in all aspects involved in such an exercise. The need for such a test program can be to evaluate material or structural behaviour, or to validate a numerical model, or even to estimate the physical parameters to be taken into account in a numerical model.|
The methodology proposed involves four main steps; a pre-analysis of the subject, the preparation of the set-up, the instrumentation and the specimens, the performance of the tests and the post-analysis of the results. These steps will be described and illustrated during a series of lectures. Besides, certain specialties will be highlighted during series of lectures. It concerns the application to a specific domain, that of vibrations and fluid dynamics, but also the particularities of certain types of material, Composites and elastomers. Some attention will also be paid to a specific analysis tool, microscopy.
The second quartile is spent on an individual assignment, which will be defined by one or by a combination of different specialisations within MS3. This assignment will be finalised by a symposium, where the students will present their findings, and assessed by a report.