Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Dynamic Systems Modeling and Measurements (No Longer Offered)

EEN 33000 / 4 Cr.

This course will cover the fundamentals of instrumentation, measurement, and dynamic systems modeling. Design, selection, and usage of the instrumentation systems and the interpretation of experimental results are also introduced. Basic concepts of measurements methods, measurement system response, assessment, uncertainty analysis of measured data, sensors, signal conditioning, recording / display devices, digital techniques, instrument interface, and measurement theories on stress and strain, temperature, pressure, fluid flow and velocity will also be covered. Additionally, fundamentals of dynamic systems including mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems will be introduced. Laplace transform, block diagram, transient and frequency response of linear first and second order system will be covered as well.

Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements, 6th Edition, Figliola and Beasley, Wiley, ©2015.


Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Apply basic knowledge of measurement systems towards measurements, including error analysis, interpretation, experimental uncertainty, calibration, etc.
  • Apply basic concepts of measurement systems with electrical signals, including signal conditioners (gain, attenuation), indicating and recording devices.
  • Apply probability and statistics to interpret experimental data, which has some variability and randomness.
  • Apply basic concepts of frequency response, gain, damping in measurement systems.
  • Analyze and select digital instrumentation systems for measurement.
  • Apply basic concepts in measurement of strain and stress, pressure, temperature, fluid velocity, and fluid flow to solution of given problems.
  • Solve engineering problems presented in class textbook, homework and lab; orally communicate some results in class discussions.
  • Analyze dynamic systems and measuring devices including transient response and frequency response.
  • Apply basic mathematical concept to identify first and second order dynamic systems.
  • Explain the concept of a system, as well as the inputs and outputs of a system.
  • Formulate the governing differential equations for simple mechanical systems governed by Newton’s laws of motion and Hooke’s law.
  • Apply the concept of electro-mechanical analogies based on force-current analogy and on the force-voltage analogy
  • Solve linear differential equations by using Laplace transform methods, and partial fraction expansion.