Design, Test­ing and Con­trol

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Compentency:
Measurement instrumentations and applications, statistical concepts, basic techniques in experimental and randomized block design, full and fractional factorial design, design an HVAC system and get familiar with air conditioning standards, tables and charts and tackle concepts of energy utilization; improve quality, reliability and design in a manufacturing environment and implement effective quality systems


Module type: elective module


Semester: winter


Site: Cairo (GUC)


Language: English


Workload: 180 hours course attendance; 195 hours self-study


Credits points: 15


Recommended qualifications: none

Courses

Learning Outcome

After the successful participation in the course Design of Experiments and Measuring Techniques the students are able to

  • analyse significant testing results and learn the concepts and techniques of design of experiments
  • appreciate the value of variance reduction in process design and control
  • design full and fractional factorials and acquire a working knowledge of statistical software programs
  • measure several physical and mechanical quantities using simple and/or specialized instrumentations
  • learn about general characteristics of sensors and measurement systems, measurement of force, torque, motion, speed, strain, temperature, pressure and flow

Content

  • Statistical concepts, basic techniques in experimental design, comparison of
  • K-variables
  • Randomized block design
  • Latin squares, matrix theory, full and fractional factorial design, confounding & blocking and response surface methodology
  • Measurement instrumentations and applications
  • General characteristics of sensors and measurement systems. Measurement force, torque, motion, speed, strain, temperature, pressure and flow

Details

  • Lecturer: El Sayed Imam Morgan
  • Teaching method: lecture, exercise
  • SWS: 4
  • Credit points: 5
  • Examination: midterm 20%; assignment 15%; final exam 45%; quiz 15%; report 5%

Learning Outcome

After the successful participation in the course Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems and Control the students are able to

  • Knowledge and Understanding:
    • define different types of cooling/heating loads
    • define different types of air conditioning systems and differentiate between them
    • identify the concepts of refrigerators and heat pumps and how to measure their performance
    • recall different properties of moist air
    • identify the psychometric chart and how to deal with it.
  • Intellectual Skills:
    • calculate the different components of the cooling load for the conditioned space
    • decrease the cooling/heating load in order to establish most efficient cooling system
    • choose the machine suitable for the conditioned space
    • design an efficient and effective air conditioning system
    • classify modes of heat transfer that affect the conditioned space (conduction, convection or radiation)
    • calculate the cooling load for any space (their homes, lecture halls, class rooms…etc.)
    • categorize the cooling load and the construction of the conditioned space into categories according to their materials and their effect on the cooling load
    • distribute the air and select the proper duct and air distribution system for a defined space
  • Professional and Practical Skills:
    • estimate the cooling load for a defined space
    • determine the duct sizing and air distribution in a defined space
    • select machines (air-conditioning system selection)
    • select the appropriate control method for the selected air conditioning system

Content

  • Refrigerating machine and the reversed Carnot cycle
  • Gas, vapor mixture and air
  • Conditioning
  • Psycrometric chart
  • Air conditioning processes
  • Principles of air conditioning and comfort conditions
  • Cooling load estimation
  • Air conditioning systems and control

Details

  • Lecturer: Mohammed Salama Abdelhady
  • Teaching method: lecture, exercise
  • SWS: 4
  • Credit points: 5
  • Examination: midterm 25%; assignment 10%; final exam 40%; quiz 15%; project 10%

Learning Outcome

After the successful participation in the course Quality Control the students are able to

  • improve quality, reliability, and design in a manufacturing environment by learning some practical and statistical engineering methods
  • learn sampling techniques and fundamental test strategies designed to identify controllable factors and their effects on quality measures as well as the foundations of robust design and its application to design, manufacturing and customer service

Content

  • Basic definitions, concepts and terminology used in quality control systems
  • Analytical, practical and statistical engineering tools to improve quality, reliability and design in a manufacturing environment and implement effective quality systems

Details

  • Lecturer: Mohammed Salama Abdelhady
  • Teaching method: lecture, exercise
  • SWS: 4
  • Credit points: 5
  • Examination: midterm assignments (1/3); final exam (2/3)