635-2038/03 – Measurement of thermo-technical quantities (MTTV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jiří Burda, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jiří Burda, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2023/2024Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BUR19 Ing. Jiří Burda, Ph.D.
VEL37 doc. Ing. Marek Velička, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+3
Part-time Credit and Examination 15+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to characterize the elements of the measurement chain and understand their function, - to know methods and sensors for measuring temperature, pressure, velocity, flow rate, humidity, gas analyzes, - select the appropriate sensor and signal processing method for the measured quantity, - to design the measurement method and determine uncertainty of the measurement.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The aim of the subject is to deepen knowledge of measurement methods in the field of thermo-technical quantities. The student will get acquainted with the whole measuring chain from the sensor to the evaluation device, with the principles of analog and digital measurements, including evaluation of measurement uncertainty. In more detail, the subject deals with temperature, pressure, humidity, volume and mass flow measurement and gas analysis, both in laboratory and operating conditions.

Compulsory literature:

[1] WEBSTER, J. G. The measurement, instrumentation, and sensors: Handbook. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1999. ISBN 0849383471. [2] VASEGHI, S. V. Advanced digital signal processing and noise reduction. 3rd ed. Chichester: Wiley, 2006. ISBN 0-470-09494-X. [3] SIENIUTYCZ, S., JEŻOWSKI, J. Energy Optimization in Process Systems. Oxford: Elsevier, 2009. ISBN 978-0-08-045141-1. [4] TALER, J., DUDA, P. Solving Direct and Inverse Heat Conduction Problems. Berlin: Springer, 2006. ISBN 978-3-540-33470-5.

Recommended literature:

[1] TAN, L. Digital signal processing: fundamentals and applications. Burlington: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-12-374090-8. [2] https://www.omega.com/. [3] LIENHARD IV, J. H., LIENHARD V, J. H. A Heat Transfer Textbook. 4th ed. Cambridge: Phlogiston Press, 2012.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Written test and oral exam.


Other requirements

Attendance on excurions in producing plants.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Metrology, international and national metrology institutions, standards, SI units. • Measurement methods and types of measurement systems. Drawing measuring circuits in project documentation. Elements of the measuring chain. • Types of sensors according to physical principle. • Analog adjustment of sensor signal - operational amplifier, filtration, analog integration, derivation. • Voltage-to-current, A/D and D/A converters, multiplexers. • Transmission path, basics of electromagnetic compatibility. • Basic characteristics of analog signals, frequency decomposition, parameters of sampling. • Evaluation instruments, measuring cards, measuring panels, virtual instruments. Device properties. • The basics of measured data processing. Determination of uncertainty of direct and indirect measurements. • Contact methods of temperature measurement, thermocouples, cold junction temperature compensation, resistance thermometers, thermistors. • Non-contact temperature measurements, total radiation pyrometers, narrow band pyrometers, ratio pyrometers. Calibration of pyrometers. Thermographic cameras. • Measurement of pressure, sensors types and principles. • Volume and mass flow rate measurement, flow velocity meters, volumetric meters, Pitot tube, orifice plate, nozzles, mechanical anemometers and thermoanemometers, modern sensors. • Analysis of gas composition, chemical, infrared, magnetic, electrochemical principles. Humidity measurement, hygrometer types. Determination of solid emissions, measurement methodology.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2023/2024 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 25  15
        Examination Examination 75  36 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Min. 80 % attendance on exercise.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Completion of all mandatory tasks within individually agreed deadlines.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2024/2025 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0713A070001) Thermal energetics engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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Assessment of instruction

2023/2024 Summer