Engineering Experiment

Appendix 1

Course: Engineering Experiment

Programme Summary

Major: 13.04.01 Thermal Power Engineering and Thermal Technology

Degree: Master

Course units:

  • Unit 1. The concept of engineer’s experiment.
  • Unit 2. Similarity of physical phenomena and physical systems.
  • Unit 3. Mathematical modeling in experimental research.
  • Unit 4. Feature definition through experimental techniques.
  • Unit 5. Designing first-order experiments.
  • Unit 6. Designing second-order experiments.
  • Unit 7. Optimized experiment design.
  • Unit 8. Automated research systems.

Course contents:

Unit 1. The concept of engineer’s experiment.

  • The aim and objectives of an experiment. Types of engineer’s experiments. The concept of efficiency.
  • Stages of an experiment. Physics experiment and simulation experiment.

Unit 2. Similarity of physical phenomena and physical systems.

  • Geometric similarity. Similarity of physical processes. Similarity of kinematic and dynamic mass transfer processes.

Unit 3. Mathematical modeling in experimental research.

  • Physical and mathematical modeling principles. Development of physical models.
  • Mathematical modelling. Types of math models and modeling principles. The strategy and stages of building a math model.

Unit 4. Feature definition through experimental techniques.

  • Sampling and sample function. Statistical analysis of parameters.
  • Statistical check of hypotheses.

Unit 5. Designing first-order experiments.

  • The concept of experiment design. General design requirements. Design criteria. Essential factor identification methods.
  • Full factorial designs and fractional factorial designs.
  • Dispersion analysis and its application. Random balance method.

Unit 6. Designing second-order experiments.

  • Design methods. Orthogonal central composite designs. Rotatable central composite designs.

Unit 7. Optimized experiment design.

  • Designing an extremal experiment. Simplex method.

Unit 8. Automated research systems.

  • Automated research systems. Software.

Activities:

  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total hours – 180.

Total points – 5.

Classroom hours – 36.

Unsupervised hours – 108.

Midterm assessment – Examination.

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