von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Introduction to Measurement Techniques

Monday 05 October 2020 - Friday 09 October 2020

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This lecture series gives a complete overview of measurement techniques for fluid mechanics. The lectures are designed to balance theoretical and applied perspectives and address both students and professionals: every technique is analyzed from the physical principles underpinning the measurement process, to the measurement chain and implementation, and the related data processing and uncertainty quantification.


The lecture series consists of frontal classes and hands-on activities in the VKI laboratories. The classes are organized in thematic areas, with the theoretical fundamentals presented along with the constraints set by practical applications, drawing from the long-standing experience of the VKI. A choice of relevant techniques will be demonstrated in dedicated laboratory sessions. This will allow the participants to acquire hands-on experience and to discuss their particular application.


At the end of the course, the attendees will have a robust background to support the design, implementation, operation, and uncertainty evaluation of the most appropriate technique for a given application. The balance between theory and hands-on sessions will show the attendees a wide range of problems and solutions at the forefront of experimental fluid mechanics research.

The lecture series is foreseen as a regular on-site event. In case the continuously evolving situation does not allow for this,  a fully equivalent virtual meeting will be organized.

The Dancing Jet shows a high-speed flow visualization of a laminar jet impinging on a moving surface (moving towards the right). The jet's dance is controlled by the ratio of jet velocity over wall velocity. When this approach one, the bifurcation of the flow at the stagnation point loses its symmetry: the wall jet in countercurrent detaches and interacts with the entrainement flow in a chaotic regime. The dancing is revealed by millions of micro oil droplets dispersed in the gas and illuminated by a laser sheet.

 

Location

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
Waterloosesteenweg 72
B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode

Programme

Monday 5 October 2020

Registration

09:00 Welcome address

09:30 Principles of measurement systems
Prof. Miguel Mendez, von Karman Institute

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Measurement chains and Uncertainty Quantification
Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto, von Karman Institute

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Temperature Measurements
Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto, von Karman Institute

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Heat Transfer Measurements
Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto, von Karman Institute

17:30 Reception

19:00 End of the Day

Tuesday 6 October 2020

09:00 Pressure Measurements
Prof. Christophe Schram, von Karman Institute

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Pressure Measurements (cont’d)
Prof. Christophe Schram, von Karman Institute

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Hotwire Anemometry
Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto, von Karman Institute

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Mass flow Measurements
Prof. Delphine Laboureur, von Karman Institute

16:30 Aerodynamic Force Measurements
Prof. Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute

17:30 end of day

Wednesday 7 October 2020

09:00 Flow Visualization and Optical Density Measurements
Prof. Olivier Chazot, von Karman Institute

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Image Processing for Optical Metrology
Prof. Miguel Mendez, von Karman Institute

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Particle Image Velocimetry
Prof. Miguel Mendez & Prof. Delphine Laboureur, von Karman Institute

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Laser Doppler Anemometry
Prof. Jeroen van Beeck, von Karman Institute

17:30 end of day

Thursday 8 October 2020

09:00 Spectroscopy
Dr. Damien Le Quang, von Karman Institute

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Signal and Data Processing
Prof. Christophe Schram, von Karman Institute

12:30 Lunch

13:45 Lab sessions

15:35 Coffee break

16:05 Lab sessions

16:55 end of the day

Friday 9 October 2020

09:00 Lab sessions

10:40 Coffee Break

11:00 Lab sessions

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Lab Sessions

14:30 End of the Lecture Series

Lab Sessions

LDV
Prof. Jeroen van Beeck

PIV
Prof. Delphine Laboureur

Flow visualization
Ing. Vincent Van der Haegen

Hot wire measurements and data acquisition
Prof. Christophe Schram

Schlieren shadowgraph, holographic interferometry
Prof. Olivier Chazot

Thermocouples, thin films, liquid crystals
Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto

Steady and unsteady pressure measurements
Prof. Fabrizio Fontaneto

Infrared thermography
Ing. Vincent Van der Haegen

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Fee and Registration

The registration will  be opened in July.

Early bird registration fee (until August 5, 2020 included)

Price for citizens of NATO countries funding VKI

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Turkey and the United States

LS Price NAT0 countries

Price for citizens of other countries

 

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%