Western UniversityDepartment of Mechanical & Materials EngineeringMME 2285b – Engineering ExperimentationCOURSE OUTLINE: surement of physical quantities; experiment planning and design; characteristics ofmeasurement systems; calibration, linearity, accuracy, bias and sensitivity; data acquisitionsystems; sampling theorem; signal conditioning; sources of errors; uncertainty analysis;data analysis techniques; systems for the measurement of displacement, velocity,acceleration, force, strain, pressure, temperature, flow rate, etc.Instructor:Lectures:Tutorials:Labs:Dr. Ryan WillingRoom: TEB 363Email: [email protected] (11:30-12:30) NS-7,Tu (12:30-1:30) SEB-1059,F (9:30-10:30) NS-7Note: synchronous meetings will take place on Zoom until at least January31Th (7:00-9:00 pm) ACEB-1400 and TEB-454Note: tutorials will take place on Zoom until at least January 31003 Tu (8:30-11:30 am), 004 M (3:30-6:30 pm), 005 Tu (6:30-9:30 pm),006 F (3:30-6:30 pm), 007 Th (1:30-4:30 pm), 008 W (6:30-9:30 pm),SEB-3101Note: labs will take place on Zoom until at least January 31CO-REQUISITE:Statistical Sciences 2143A/B or 2141A/B.ACCREDITATIONUNITS :Science 25%, Engineering Science 75%TOPICS: IntroductionGeneral Characteristics of Measurement SystemsMeasurement Systems with Electrical SignalsComputerized Data Acquisition SystemsDiscrete Sampling and Analysis of Time-Varying SignalsExperimental Uncertainty AnalysisDescription of Various Measurement SystemsIntroduction to LabVIEW Software for Data Acquisition and ProcessingLEARNINGOUTCOMES:Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to recall and describe the general characteristics of measurements systems used forengineering measurements describe functions and characteristics of common types of measurementsystems/instruments used for engineering measurements setup an experiment perform measurements process, analyze and report conclusions based on measured data both orally andin writing estimate the error/uncertainty in measurements work in a team to setup, perform and analyze measured data from an experimentCONTACT HOURS:3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours and 3 laboratory hours (6 labs per semester and additionalsupervised laboratory time for projects), half course.
Course Outline – 2021-22MME 2285b2.TEXT:Introduction to Engineering Experimentation, A.J. Wheeler and A.R. Ganji, ThirdEdition, Prentice Hall, 2010UNITS:S.I. will be used, however, British unit may be introduced through examples as requiredEXAMINATIONSAND QUIZZES:The examinations will be based on the material covered in lectures, assignments andtutorials. All exams will be closed book. Only non-programmable, single-line-screencalculators will be permitted during the examinations.EVALUATION:Mid Term exam (tentatively Feb. 17, during tutorial timeslot)(1.5 hours, closed book, non-programmable calculator allowed)15%Laboratory work20%LabVIEW quiz (tentatively Mar. 10, during tutorial timeslot)15%ProjectIn-class presentations from Mar. 28 – Apr. 1Deadline for project completion & report submission: Apr. 820%Final exam (during April final examination period)(2.5 hours, closed book)30%*Note: see course-specific policies below which outline circumstances whenalternative grading weighting for the midterm and final may apply.COURSE POLICIES:The following course-specific policies will be enforced throughout the course whilefunctioning in an online-only scenario. These may supersede the normal policiesoutlined after:Computer requirements All students are required to have a computer with a functional camera andmicrophone. These two accessories will be required for all term tests, final examas well as when asking questions during synchronous/live sessions (classes, labsand tutorials). If Zoom will be used for term test/exam invigilation, you will be required to keepyour camera on for the entire session, hold up your student card for identificationpurposes, pan the room and share your screen with the invigilator if asked to doso at any time during the exam. The exam session using Zoom will not berecorded. Completion of this course will require you to have a reliable internet connection. Completion of this course will require you to have a device that meets the systemand technical requirements for Zoom, LabVIEW, Arduino IDE and Matlab.Information about the system and technical requirements are easily found online.Windows 10 is highly recommended (natively on a PC is preferred, or possiblyusing “Boot Camp” on a Mac).o National Instruments does not recommend using the Mac OS X versionof LabVIEW to communicate to hardware. To properly access thehardware drivers, NI recommends using Boot Camp to natively runMicrosoft Windows on a machine running Mac OS X and using theWindows version of LabVIEW One available USB connection is required to support lab hardware (ArduinoUNO).
MME 2285bCourse Outline – 2021-223.Online Class Demeanor/NetiquetteSome components of this course will involve online interactions. To ensure the bestexperience for both yourself and your classmates, please abide the following rules All live sessions will take place via Zoom meetings. The links to be accessed foreach class will be posted in OWL. You will be required to authenticate in the Zoom meeting with your Westerncredentials only (SSO authentication on the westernuniversity.zoom.us domain).In the event you attempt to authenticate in the Zoom meeting with differentcredentials, you will be removed from the online session without any warning. Please ensure that your Zoom participant name matches the one from the officialclass roster. Failure to do so will mean that you will be removed from the onlinesession without any warning. Please connect to the Zoom sessions on time. Please use a Windows or Mac computer to connect to the Zoom meeting asopposed to a mobile device (i.e., cell phone or tablet). Please ensure that you are in a private location to protect the confidentiality of theclass discussions (if applicable). Turn on your camera! It is very hard to speak to a Zoom audience when youhave no idea whether they are there. Participation means you are there, and if Ican’t see you, I don’t know if you are there. Please do not share your screen during the meeting unless asked by the instructor.The course instructor will act a moderator of the online live session and will attempt toanswer the questions received from Zoom meeting participants. In this regard, pleaseconsider the following: If you wish to speak during the live meeting, please use the “raise hand” featurein Zoom and wait for the instructor to nominate you to speak. Please remember to unmute your microphone before speaking. Please self-identify yourself at the beginning of your comment. Please put down off your “virtual hand” after speaking.Some general considerations pertaining to “netiquette”: Please be mindful of the possibly different cultural and linguistic background ofZoom meeting participants. Be courteous with all Zoom meeting participants. Be respectful of the diversity of viewpoints that you will encounter in the classsince the exchange of diverse ideas and opinions is an essential component of theacademic environment. However, please keep in mind that practices such as“flaming” are an inacceptable behavior. Be professional in all online postings and questions. Please note that disruptive behavior of any type to occur during online classes(including inappropriate use of the chat function) is unacceptable. Students found guilty of “Zoom-bombing” a class or of other serious onlineoffenses may be subject to disciplinary measures covered by the Code of StudentConduct.Course Content Lecture notes and online lecture videos are copyrighted to the instructor andhence they are legally protected. As such, the unauthorized posting and sharing of the copyrighted course contentcould be subjected to legal actions. Along the same lines, the recording of the live/synchronous sessions of thecourse is strictly prohibited.
MME 2285bCourse Outline – 2021-224.Online Laboratory sessions All students are to attend the online laboratory session to which they signed up. Short lab reports (usually a 1-2 page summary with pictures) are due in the weekfollowing the lab (unless otherwise specified). Lab reports must be submitted electronically via OWL. Email submissions willnot be accepted. Failure to pass the laboratory component of the course will attract automaticcourse failure. Passing the laboratory component is equivalent with obtaining more than 50% onthe laboratory component of the course. Teaching assistants / instructor support will only be available during scheduledlab times. While students may, in some cases, be able to complete labsindependently according to their own schedules, we cannot provide real timeassistance in that case. When academic consideration has been obtained for a particular laboratorysession, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor of the course in atimely fashion in order to seek alternate arrangements for the missed laboratorysession (i.e., within maximum three days after consideration has been obtainedfrom the Engineering Undergraduate Services Office). Students are required to contact the instructor of the course for any othercircumstances that appear to not be covered by the non-exhaustive list above.Online evaluations (quizzes, tests, midterms, examinations) If required, quizzes, tests, midterms and examinations may be administeredonline using the most appropriate modality practiced at the time. For these evaluations, it is required that each student have a working webcamera, setup to allow proctors to observe the student writing the test (typically aside profile view and, preferably, in front of a mirror). Students may be requestedto offer video evidence that they are working independently. A printer and scanner are also strongly recommended. However, a phone may beused to scan and upload completed work. If technical issues arise during the online evaluation which will prevent a studentfrom successfully completing and submitting their work, the student willcommunicate those to a proctor or (if that is not possible) the course instructor,immediately. If the technical issue cannot be resolved, the weight of theevaluation may be automatically shifted to the final exam or a make-up may beoffered; depending on the nature of the evaluation, at the instructors discretion. If cheating during the online evaluation is suspected, the student will be requiredto participate in a one-on-one oral evaluation with the instructor. The markobtained in the oral evaluation will supersede the one obtained previously. If thestudent refuses his/her participation in the oral evaluation, they will beautomatically graded with zero and further academic penalties for scholasticoffences will be applied. Students are required to contact the instructor of the course for any othercircumstances that appear to not be covered by the non-exhaustive list above.The following course-specific policies will be enforced throughout the course (onlineor in person):Laboratory sessions Failure to pass the laboratory component of the course will attract automaticcourse failure.
MME 2285b Course Outline – 2021-225.Passing the laboratory component is equivalent with obtaining more than 50% onthe laboratory component of the course.A maximum of one make-up session will be offered to students who have misseda laboratory session with academic consideration.Missing of a laboratory session without academic consideration will translateinto a zero mark for that laboratory session.Students arriving to a laboratory session later than 30 minutes after the scheduledstart time will be considered absent and will receive a zero mark for thatlaboratory session.Missing two or more laboratory experiments without academic considerationmay result in a grade of not more than 48% for the entire course.Lab reports, if required, are due in one week from the date of lab (unlessotherwise specified).Lab reports must be submitted electronically, and detailed instructions will beprovided with the labs’ outline.Lab reports will not be accepted if the student did not attend the laboratoryexperiment.LabVIEW exam Missing of the LabVIEW exam without academic consideration will translateinto a zero mark for that exam. If a student misses the LabVIEW exam with academic consideration, one makeup session will be scheduled for the student to complete an alternative exam(during next available tutorial session, or sooner). If cheating during the exam is suspected, the student will be required toparticipate in a one-on-one “interview” examination with the instructor. The markobtained in the oral examination will supersede the one obtained during theoriginal exam. If the student refuses his/her participation in the “interview”examination, the exam will be automatically graded with zero and furtheracademic penalties for scholastic offences will be applied.Team deliverables / Projects While the default assumption is that everyone contributes equally to the teameffort (i.e., project) and hence everyone should receive the same mark for theteam submission, individual adjustments of the marks are also permitted, andthey are left at latitude of the instructional team (i.e., course instructor andteaching assistants). The maximum team size will be four students, while the minimum team size willbe three students. Students who do not choose a team will be assigned to one.Midterm examination The exam will be administered using the most appropriate modality practiced atthe time (whether online or in person). Only non-programmable calculators will be allowed during the midtermexamination. A student who misses the midterm without academic consideration will receive azero mark for the midterm. Should a student miss the midterm with academic consideration, there will be nomake-up midterm, however the value of the midterm will be shifted to the finalexam. If cheating during the midterm is suspected, the student will be required toparticipate in a one-on-one oral examination with the instructor. The markobtained in the oral examination will supersede the one obtained during thewritten midterm. If the student refuses his/her participation in the oral
Course Outline – 2021-22MME 2285b 6.examination, the midterm will be automatically graded with zero and furtheracademic penalties for scholastic offences will be applied.Students are required to contact the instructor of the course for any othercircumstances that appear to not be covered by the non-exhaustive list above.Final examination The exam will take place during the Spring examination period. Its timing will beannounced in advance. The exam will be closed book. The exam will be administered using the most appropriate modality practiced atthe time (whether online or in person). The length of the final exam will be two and a half hours. If a minimum of 50% is not obtained on the final examination, the student cannotreceive a final mark greater than 48%. If cheating during the final examination is suspected, the student may be requiredto participate in a one-on-one oral examination with the instructor. The markobtained in the oral examination will supersede the one obtained during thewritten exam. If the student refuses his/her participation in the oral examination,the final exam will be automatically graded with zero and further academicpenalties for scholastic offences will be applied. Students are required to contact the instructor of the course for any othercircumstances that appear to not be covered by the non-exhaustive list above.Final course grade – alternative weighting scheme For eligible students, the contributions of the midterm and final exam to the finalcourse grade will be automatically selected from the two options below, based onwhichever is most beneficial for the student’s final course grade:o Option 1: Midterm and final exam grades contribute to final course gradeaccording to the distributions described in the “Evaluation” section.o Option 2: Midterm grade is ignored, and weight is shifted to the finalexam. To be eligible for Option 2, students must have attempted and received a grade ofat least 50% on the midterm, and received a cumulative grade of at least 50% forthe labs and project. Students with academic accommodations for the midterm and those whoexperienced severe technical difficulties during the midterm which could not beresolved after contacting the proctor or course instructor will automatically begraded according to Option 2, regardless of lab and project grades.ENGLISH:In accordance with Senate and Faculty Policy, students may be penalized up to 10% of themarks on all assignments, tests and examinations for improper use of English. Additionally,poorly written work, with the exception of final examinations, may be returned withoutgrading. If resubmission of the work is permitted, it may be graded with marks deductedfor poor English and/or late submission.OFFICE HOURS:TBD after consulting with class, or by appointmentCLASSROOMDEMEANOR:The instructors are committed to providing a respectful learning environment for allstudents involved in this course. This is a collective responsibility of the instructors andstudents, and therefore students partaking in this course agree to abide by this criterion.This includes arriving at lectures on time, and acting in a professional manner during class.ATTENDANCE:Any student who, in the opinion of the instructor, is absent too frequently from class orlaboratory periods in any course, will be reported to the Dean (after due warning has beengiven). On the recommendation of the Department concerned, and with the permission ofthe Dean, the student will be debarred from taking the regular examination in the course.
MME 2285bCourse Outline – 2021-227.CHEATING:University policy states that cheating, including plagiarism, is a scholastic offense. Thecommission of a scholastic offence is attended by academic penalties that might includeexpulsion from the program. If you are caught cheating, there will be no second warning.(see Scholastic Offence Policy in the Western Calendar)ACCESSIBILITY:Please contact the course instructor if you require material in an alternate format or if anyother arrangements can make this course more accessible to you. You may also wish tocontact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 661-2111 x 82147 for any specificquestion regarding an accommodation.NOTE:The above topics and outline are subject to adjustments and changes as needed. Studentswho have failed an Engineering course (i.e. 50%) must repeat all components of thecourse. No special permissions will be granted enabling a student to retain laboratory,assignment or test marks from previous years. Previously completed assignments andlaboratories cannot be resubmitted for grading by the student in subsequent years.COURSE DELIVERYWITH RESPECT TOTHE COVID-19PANDEMICAlthough the intent is for this course to be delivered in-person, the changing COVID-19landscape may necessitate some or all of the course to be delivered online, eithersynchronously (i.e., at the times indicated in the timetable) or asynchronously (e.g.,posted on OWL for students to view at their convenience). The grading schemewill not change. Any assessments affected will be conducted online as determined by thecourse instructor.When deemed necessary, tests and examinations in this course will be conducted using aremote proctoring service. By taking this course, you are consenting to the use of thissoftware and acknowledge that you will be required to provide personalinformation (including some biometric data) and the sessionwill be recorded. Completion of this course will require you to have a reliable internetconnection and a device that meets the technical requirements for thisservice. More information about this remote proctoring service, includingtechnical requirements, is available on Western’s Remote Proctoring websiteat: https://remoteproctoring.uwo.ca.
Western University - Faculty of Engineering2021-2022INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS UNABLE TO WRITE TESTS OR EXAMINATIONS OR SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS AS SCHEDULEDIf, on medical or compassionate grounds, you are unable to write term tests or final examinations or complete course work by the duedate, you should follow the instructions listed below. You should understand that academic relief will not be granted automatically onrequest. You must demonstrate to your department (or the Undergraduate Services Office) that there are compelling medical orcompassionate grounds that can be documented before academic relief will be considered. Different regulations apply to term tests, finalexaminations and late assignments. Please read the instructions carefully.NEW: Requests for Academic Consideration using the Self-Reported Absence FormIf you experience an unexpected illness or injury or an extenuating circumstance (48 hours or less) that is sufficiently severe totemporarily render you unable to meet academic requirements (e.g., attending lectures or labs, writing tests or midterm exams, completingand submitting assignments, participating in presentations) you should self-declare using the online Self-Reported Absence portal. Thisoption should be used in situations where you expect to resume academic responsibilities within 48 hours or less.Each student will be allowed a maximum of two self-reported absences between September and April and one self-reported absencebetween May and August. Self-reporting may not be used for final exams or assessments (e.g. midterm exams, tests, reports,presentations, or essays) worth more than 30% of any given course.For full instructions about the Self-Reporting System refer to the Academic Calendar link here.A.B.GENERAL REGULATIONS & PROCEDURES (other than self-reported absences)1.All first year students will report to the Undergraduate Services Office, SEB 2097, for all instances.2.If you are an upper year student and you are missing a test/assignment/lab or examination that is worth LESS THAN 10% ofyour mark, you should report to your department office to request relief. If your course work is worth MORE THAN 10% ofyour final grade, you will report to the Undergraduate Services Office, SEB 2097.3.Check the course outline to see if the instructor has a policy for missed tests, examinations, late assignments or attendance.4.Documentation must be provided as soon as possible. If no one is available in your department office or the UndergraduateServices Office, leave a message clearly stating your name & student number and reason for your call. The departmenttelephone numbers are given at the end of these instructions.5.If you decide to write a test or an examination you should be prepared to accept the mark you earn. Rewriting tests orexaminations or having the value of a test or examination reweighted on a retroactive basis is not permitted.TERM/MIDTERM TESTS (other than self-reported absences)1.If you are in first year and you are unable to write a midterm/term test, contact the Undergraduate Services Office, SEB 2097PRIOR to the scheduled date of the test.2.If you are an upper year student and you are unable to write a midterm/term test, inform your instructor PRIOR to the scheduleddate of the test. If the instructor is not available, leave a message for him/her at the department office. If the test is worth LESSTHAN 10% of your mark, you should report to your department office to request relief. If the test is worth MORE THAN 10%of your final grade you will report to the Undergraduate Services Office, SEB 2097 to request relief.3.Be prepared to provide supporting documentation to the Department Chair and/or the Undergraduate Services Office (see nextpage for information on documentation).4.Discuss with the instructor if and when the test can be rescheduled. N.B. The approval of the Chair or the UndergraduateServices Office is required when rescheduling midterm/term tests.
C.FINAL EXAMINATIONS (cannot be self-reported)1. If you are unable to write a final examination, contact the Undergraduate Services Office PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULEDEXAMINATION TIME to request permission to write a Special Final Examination. If no one is available in the UndergraduateServices Office, leave a message clearly stating your name & student number.2. Be prepared to provide the Undergraduate Services Office with supporting documentation (see next page for information ondocumentation) the next day, or as soon as possible (in cases where students are hospitalized). The following circumstances arenot considered grounds for missing a final examination or requesting special examinations: common cold, headache, sleeping in,misreading timetable and travel arrangements.3. In order to receive permission to write a Special Examination, you must obtain the approval of the Chair of the Department andthe Associate Dean and in order to apply you must sign a "Recommendation for a Special Examination Form" available in theUndergraduate Services Office. The Undergraduate Services Office will then notify the course instructor(s) and reschedule theexamination on your behalf.PLEASE NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to check the date, time and location of the Special Examination.D.LATE ASSIGNMENTS1. Advise the instructor if you are having problems completing the assignment on time (prior to the due date of the assignment).2. Be prepared to provide documentation if requested by the instructor (see reverse side for information on documentation).3. If you are granted an extension, establish a due date. The approval of the Chair of your Department (or the Assistant Dean, FirstYear Studies, if you are in first year) is not required if assignments will be completed prior to the last day of classes.4. i) Extensions beyond the end of classes must have the consent of the instructor, the department Chair and the Associate Dean,Undergraduate Studies. Documentation is mandatory.ii) A Recommendation of Incomplete Form must be filled out indicating the work to be completed and the date by which it isdue. This form must be signed by the student, the instructor, the department Chair and the Associate Dean, UndergraduateStudies.E.SHORT ABSENCESIf you miss a class due to a minor illness or other problem, check your course outlines for information regarding attendancerequirements and make sure you are not missing a test, laboratory or assignment. Cover any readings and arrange to borrow notesfrom a classmate.F.EXTENDED ABSENCESIf you are absent more than one week or if you get too far behind to catch up, you should consider reducing your workload bydropping one or more courses. (Note drop deadlines listed below). You are strongly encouraged to seek advice from yourAcademic Counsellor in the Undergraduate Services Office.G.DOCUMENTATIONIf you consulted an off-campus doctor or Student Health Services regarding your illness or personal problem, you must provide thedoctor with a Student Medical Certificate to complete at the time of your visit and then bring it to the Department (or theUndergraduate Services Office). This note must contain the following information: severity of illness, effect on academicstudies and duration of absence. Regular doctor’s notes will not be accepted; only the Student Medical Certificate will beaccepted.In Case of Serious Illness of a Family Member: Provide a Student Medical Certificate to your family member's physician tocomplete and bring it to the Department (or the Undergraduate Services Office if you are in first year).In Case of a Death: Obtain a copy of the death certificate or the notice provided by the funeral director's office. You must includeyour relationship to the deceased and bring it to the Department (or the Undergraduate Services Office if you are in first year).For Other Extenuating Circumstances: If you are not sure what documentation to provide, ask the Departmental Office (or theUndergraduate Services Office if you are in first year) for direction.Note: Forged notes and certificates will be dealt with severely. To submit a forged document is a scholastic offence (see below).
H.ACADEMIC CONCERNS1. You need to know if your instructors have a policy on late penalties, missed tests, etc. This information may be included on thecourse outlines. If not, ask your instructor(s).2. You should also be aware of attendance requirements in some courses. You can be debarred from writing the finalexamination if your attendance is not satisfactory.3. If you are in academic difficulty, check out the minimum requirements for progression in the calendar. If in doubt, see yourAcademic Counsellor.Calendar References: Check these regulations in your 2021 Western Academic Calendar available at www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca.Self-Reporting AbsencesAbsences Due to IllnessAcademic Accommodations for Students with DisabilitiesAcademic Accommodations for Religious or Holy DaysCourse WithdrawalsExaminationsScheduling of Term AssignmentsScholastic OffencesStudent Medical CertificateEngineering Academic RegulationsNote: These instructions apply to all students registered in the Faculty of Engineering regardless of whether the courses are offered by theFaculty of Engineering or other faculties in the University.Add Deadlines:First term half course (i.e. “A” or “F”)Full courses and full-year half course (i.e. “E”, “Y” or no suffix)Second term half course (i.e. “B” or “G”)September 16, 2021September 16, 2021January 11, 2022Drop Deadlines:First term half course (i.e. “A” or “F”)Full courses and full-year half courses (i.e. “E”,“Y” or no suffix)Second term half or second term full course (i.e. “B” or “G”)November 12, 2021November 30, 2021March 7, 2022Contact Information:Undergraduate Services OfficeChemical & Green Process
Introduction to Engineering Experimentation, A.J. Wheeler and A.R. Ganji, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010 . UNITS: S.I. will be used, however, British unit may be introduced through examples as required . MME 2285b Course Outline –20 20-21 2. EXAMINATIONS AND QUIZZES: The examinations wi