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


01.02.2021 kl. 08.30 - 05.02.2021 kl. 16.00



Ass. Professor Henrik Sørensen, Aalborg University, Denmark


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

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

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

  • Day 5: 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 mini-projects 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


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 111, room 1.030, 9220 Aalborg East

Registration Deadline

11.01.2021 kl. 23.59

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