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Industrial/PhD Course: Advanced measurements techniques in fluid mechanics – theory and practice


31.08.2020 kl. 08.30 - 04.09.2020 kl. 16.00



Henrik Sørensen


Henrik Sørensen
Jakob Hærvig
Anna Lyhne Jensen
and external guest lectures



The objective of this course is to give the student a brief overview of measurement techniques in the field of fluid mechanics. Particle Image Velocimetry, Laser Doppler Velocimetry, Constant Temperature Anemometri and flow meters are introduced and discussed in terms of advantages and limitations. Selected techniques are used in  4 different experimental session, where the participants are trained in the use of the equipment. As experimental sessions are an important part of this course, the participants must work together in groups of max 4-5 persons.  Topics on data reduction and analysis are offered in addition to the theoretical and experimental aspects.

Day 1: 31/08/2020 10:00-19:00 (9hours):

Registration and velcome (ALJ), Overview of measurement techniques in fluid mechanics (HS). Characteristics of tracers used in laser based measurements (JAH). Laser doppler Velocimetry (JAH), Constant temperature anemometry (HS).

Day 2: 01/09/2020 8:00-18:00 (10hours):

Flow visualization (HS). Particle Image Velocimetry (GL). Laboratory safety (HS). Experiment #1. Group work.

Day 3: 02/09/2020 8:00-18:00 (10hours):

Presentation of Industrial cases (ALJ). Analysis and uncertainty of acquired date (JAH).  Experiment #2. Experiment #3. Group work

Day 4: 03/09/2020 8:00-18:00 (10hours):

Data reduction for presentation and documentation (ALJ). Design of experimental setups (HS). Experiment #4. Excursion. Group work

Day 5: 04/09/2020 9:00-15:00 (6hours):

Using experimental for validation of numerical results (JAH). Mini conference with presentation of results obtained during the course (ALJ, JAH, HS). Closing and feedback (HS).


Participants must have fundamental knowledge on fluid mechanics and simple data acquisition.

Form of evaluation

The participants must hand in miniprojects in groups and complete a multiple choice test




6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 1.015, 9220 Aalborg East