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Design of Experiments
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3.1 Overview
Experiments are performed by people in all aspects of life.
The basic reason for running an experiment is to find out some information which
is not known.
Experiments are designed to draw inference
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MECH283 Review Questions
1. A 3D surface is measured by using a calliper. The response of the system (the surface hight, z)
can be described as:
2
2
z e ax bx cy dy sin ex 1 cos fy 1
where af are unknown constants.
Measurements are performed following th
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MECH283 Review Questions (Fall 2002/2003)
Some of the answer Key
Z ( X 1 , Y3 )Z ( X 3 , Y1 )
Z ( X 3 , Y3 )
Z ( X 1 , Y3 )Z ( X 3 , Y1 )
(b) Z ( X 1 ,Y1 ) =
Z ( X 3 , Y3 )
2. (a) Z ( X 1 ,Y1 ) =
5. (a) Accuracy depends on the bias of u, i.e. u which is 0
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VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS
Dailylife examples
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VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS
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10.1 Free Vibration
Vibration without external excitation such as force or motion
(but with some
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Solutions
1.
(a) Because the whole Platinum thin film has a uniform temperature, the two junctions (PlatinumIron and PlatinumAlumel) have a same temperature T. According to thermocouple law 3 (manual
page 90), the net emf of the circuit is the same as if
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MECH283 Qiuz (Fall 2002/2003)
Answer Key
1. (a) Z(X1, Y4)=Z(X1, Y3)+Z(X3, Y4)Z(X3, Y3)
Z ( X 1 , Y3 ) Z ( X 3 , Y4 ) Z ( X 3 , Y3 )
(b) Z ( X 1 , Y4 ) = (1 + X 12Y42 )
+
2 2
2 2
1
X
Y
1
X
Y
1 + X 32Y32
+
+
1 3
3 4
2.
1)
a) p = 0.1bar
b) 0.5bar or 5% of
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3. Theory
Viscoelasticity describes the properties of liquids to explain both viscous and elastic response to an
applied stress and is commonly observed in melts of polymers, concentrated polymer solutions and
concentrated colloidal dispersions. Viscoelas
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Experiment #3 Flow through a Venturi Meter
Lab Report
Submitted by: CHAN, Ka Man
(20125131)
CHENG, Cheuk Fung
(201
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4. Results and Discussion
Figs. 1 shows the wave form where the function generator output have set to zero and have
acquired 2500 samples of data to generated a DC signal. It performed the calibration of the
following measurements. The result shows that t
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Experiment #2 Vibration Measurements
Lab Report
Submitted by: CHAN, Ka Man
(20125131)
CHENG, Cheuk Fung (20123303)
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Abstract
This experiment is done to clarify the relationship between stress and different amount of load and
mechanical properties. Strains are measured on an acrylic plate with a hole at the center which has
been stretched with different uniaxial forces
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MECH283 Quiz (Fall 2002/2003)
Student Name:_ ID: _ Date: _
1. A 3D surface (the surface hight, z) is described as:
10
10
Z ( X , Y ) = k (a1 X 2 + a 2 X + a 3 ) + (a 4Y 2 + a5Y + a 6 )
k
k =1
(1)
where a16 are unknowns.
Measurements are performed follow
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1.Abstract
2.Introuction
The main goal of the experiment is to study the thermodynamics of the vapor compression cycle,
commonly utilized in the refrigeration process, under variable loads and speeds. Through this
experiment, the best operating condition
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FLOW MEASUREMENTS
6.1 Local Flow Velocity, Magnitude and Direction
Flow Visualization
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FLOW MEASUREMENTS
Velocity Probes
HotWire Anemometry
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FLOW MEASUREMENTS
Laser Doppler Anemometry
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STRESS AND STRAIN
7.1 Concepts of Stress and
Strain
7.2 StressStrain Relation
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STRESS AND STRAIN
7.3 Stress Concentration
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Stress Concentration Factor (SCF)
2
4
0
0
a
a
1
1 3 cos 2
2 r 2
r
2
2
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MECH283 Review Questions
1. Test Matrix Z = P(X) + Q(Y) or Z=(P(X)*Q(Y)
2. A 3D surface is measured by using a calliper. The response of the system (the surface hight, z)
can be described as:
z = e ax
2
+ bx + cy 2 + dy
(sin(ex ) + 1) (cos( fy ) + 1)
wher
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Analysis of Experimental Data
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Some form of analysis must be performed on all
experimental data.
A few mathematical tools have been developed for data analysis:
Least Squares Method
Error and Uncertainty Analysis
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Anal
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Basic Concepts and Terms
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2.1 Dimensions, Units & Standards
A dimension is a physical variable used to specify the behavior or the
state of a particular system. For example, the length of a rod is a
dimension describing its size or t
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4.1
Data Acquisition
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Basic Data Acquisition System
Objective:
Collect data, process them in a desired fashion, and record the results in a form
suitable for storage, presentation, or additional subsequent processing.
The essential e
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(Spring Semester 2015/2016)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Huihe Qiu
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Hong Kong
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Introd
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MECH3830 Homework#1
(Due day of return: 4 March. 2016)
1. Express the following numbers rounded to 3 Significant Figures:
(A) Sidereal Year = 365.25636 mean solar days.
(B) Density of water (at 4oC) = 0.999972 g/cm3.
(C) Speed of light (vacuum)= 2.9979245
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MECH3830 Homework#2
(Due day of return: During the Lecture on 18 March 2016)
1. A piezoelectric pressure transducer is used to measure steady state water pressure in a
water channel as shown in Fig. 1.
P
Amplifier (x100)
U
u
Fig. 1 Pressure transducer mea
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MECH3830 Homework#1
(Due day of return: 4 March. 2016)
1. Express the following numbers rounded to 3 Significant Figures:
(A) Sidereal Year = 365.25636 mean solar days.
(B) Density of water (at 4oC) = 0.999972 g/cm3.
(C) Speed of light (vacuum)= 2.9979245
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Brief Solution for Review Questions of MECH283
1. The Function Z can be expressed as the following form:
Since af are constants, so the equation can be written as:
Z ( x, y ) F ( X )G (Y ) where
F ( X ) e ( ax
2
bx )
(1 sin ex )
and
G (Y ) e cy
2
dy
(1
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MECH3830 Homework#3 (Spring 2015/2016)
(This is voluntary homework. No Need to Submit; The Solution will be posted on May 16)
1.
A stable rotation speed of the disk plates in a high speed
and high capacity harddisk is important. The disk rotating
is power
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(Review Questions)
1. A 3D surface is measured by using a calliper. The response of the system (the surface hight, z)
can be described as:
2
2
z eax bx cy dy sinex 1 cos fy 1
where af are unknown constants.
Measurements are performed following t
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Solutions for Homework#2
1. 1)
a) P a U U aU aU
Because U has a mean value of 0.05V,
The accuracy of measurements will be:
P = aU = 10 * 0.05 = 0.5 bar
Therefore, the measurement accuracy is 0.5bar
b) The precision of the measurements is determined by the
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PinJointed Frame With Buckling
Member
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The critical buckling load for a pinjointed member under
compression is given by:
where
L = member length
I = second moment of area based on the crosssection of the member
E = modulus of elas
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Abstract
In the experiment, the flow rate of the water in the Venturi Meter was measured
through a number of manometers. The flow rate can be related to the manometer
reading by the applying Bernoullis equation. Various assumptions were made in order
to a