352-0331/02 – Experimental Methods of Mechatronics (EMM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Control Systems and InstrumentationCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USPIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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TUM52 prof. Ing. Jiří Tůma, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 3+3
Part-time Graded credit 14+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is focused on introducing students to basic methods of experimental dynamics, ie. methods of testing and testing of static and dynamic properties of machines and equipment. To understand the management function, properties of the instruments and recording equipment, including sensors and multifunction cards and related software, are explained .

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Project work


1st Methods for digital recording of measured data, multifunction cards and signal analyzers. 2nd Measurement of machine drives, connection speed, torque and power tools. Measurement characteristics of pumps and fans, relationship pressure and flow. 3rd Monitor operation of machines. Starting and stopping of machines. Resonance and antiresonance. 4th Basic measurements of noise, noise source localization effectiveness of noise control measures. 5th Causes and symptoms of excessive vibration machines. Excessive vibration of rotors. Evaluation of spectral signals. Envelope signals. 6th Methods of measurement of frequency characteristics, their presentation and evaluation. 7th Methods of generating vibration of machines and mechanical structures. Operating deflection shapes of machines. Viscous vibration damping and hysteresis. 8th Detection of vibration attenuation of the oscillation decay .. 9th Endurance test machines, cyclic and random loading. Speeding up testing. SN curve, the assumptions for estimating pumping damage.

Compulsory literature:

RANDALL, R. B. Frequency Analysis. Brüel & Kjaer, 1987. MITRA, SANJIT K. Digital signal processing. Boston : McGraw-Hill, 2001, ISBN 0-07-232105-9.

Recommended literature:

CROCKER, M. (Editor) Handbook of noise and vibration control. New York: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 978-0-471-39599-7.Miláček, S. Měření a vyhodnocování mechanických veličin. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2001

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Studenti absolvují závěrečný test a ústní zkoušku.


Other requirements

Students have to prepare a protocol from measuring.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Methods of signal digitization, digital signal recording, multifunction cards, and signal analyzers. 2. Sensors for velocity, displacement and vibration measurement. Strain gauge. 3. Basic measurement of noise level and location of the noise source 4. Frequency analysis of signals. 5. Causes and symptoms of excessive vibration of machines. Excessive oscillation of the rotors. Evaluation of signal spectra. Signal envelopes. 6. Methods of measurement of frequency responses, their presentation, and evaluation. Resonance and antiresonance 7. Ways of exciting vibration of machines and mechanical structures. Operating shapes of machine vibrations. Viscous and hysteresis vibration damping. 8. Measurement of machine drive characteristics, speed relationship, torque, and machine performance. 9. Machine life tests, cyclic and random loading. Acceleration of tests. S-N curves, the hypothesis to estimate the drawdown of damage.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
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Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100  51
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2012/2013 (B2341) Engineering (3902R001) Applied Informatics and Control P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B2341) Engineering (3902R001) Applied Informatics and Control K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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