Nautical Studies (professional)

Engineering Measurements


The basic content chapters are:

• basics of measurements in engineering;

• basic control techniques;

• measurements of temperature and pressure;

• measurement of flow, speed and level of fluids;

• Sound and noise measurement; the notion of noise, the definition of the noise intensity and the effect of noise on humans. Permissible values in accommodation and work areas and sound insulation agents.

• measurements of displacements and vibrations

• power measurement (brake dynamometers) and rotational speed;

• measuring tension and forces in rigid bodies

• moisture measurements;

• measuring the radioactivity of various substances in different environments, the definition of radioactivity and exposure to allowable values in accommodation and work areas and protective equipment.

• analysis of gas components;

• selected chapters from sensors and measuring devices.


Goals and competencies

Measurement is an independent branch in technical disciplines, which represents a more substantial part of any development / research creation. Knowing the limits of the accuracy of the measuring devices enables the student to take a critical look at the limits of the management systems. After all, every thesis, every construction, the implementation / non-implementation of the rules (technical, legal), etc., check with measurements. The aim of the course is to present to the student in a condensed form the physical basics and technical performances of the metrological methods by which the ship's or energy engineer, and also every seafarer, are confronted in practice.

Basic literature

  1. VALIČ, M., Fizikalne meritve, študijsko gradivo, FPP 2000.
  2. DOBOVIŠEK, Ž., Tehniške meritve v strojništvu, Univerza v Mariboru, 1996, 270 str.
  3. HOLMAN, J.P., Experimental methods for engineers, McGraw-Hill, 1994, 616 str. ISBN: 0-07-029666-9.