Course detail

Measurement and Diagnostic Techniques

FSI-VMDAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course represents some connection problems of measurement and technical diagnostics. Operation of modern machines and equipment are already is inconceivable without mastering systems of maintenance and diagnostics integrated them. Diagnostic technique is again able to perform its function without quality measuring techniques. The course therefore focuses on quality measurements, traceability of measuring instruments, their calibration and verification. In the following notes diagnostics in maintenance systems, especially the methods and means of basic two most common branches - vibrodiagnostics and thermodiagnostics. The whole addresses the issue in the context of the modern of the art including computer support. All is focused not only on conventional machines and equipment, but also to elements of control systems. Attention is also paid to the influence of environment on measurement and diagnostic equipment as well as monitoring parameters and its the subsequent correction.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

General overview of the means of measuring and diagnostic techniques. Detailed knowledge of the issues metrological traceability of instruments. The ability to design an appropriate measurement or diagnostic string for the application.


Basic knowledge from physics, mathematics, statistics and mechanics, introduction to the theory of the automatic control.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course - unit credit: participation in laboratory exercises and presentation of measurement results. Resulting evaluation up to 30 points is included in the result of the examination, provided credit is to obtain at least 16 points. Exam: written test of all problems the subject (0 - 30 points), oral exam with written preparation (0 - 40 points). Total the student receives up to 100 points, condition passing of the exam at least 51 points. Classification: excellent (91-100 points), very good (81-90 points), good (71-80 points), satisfactory (61-70 points), sufficient (51-60 points), failed (0-50 points).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Students will gain a more detailed overview of the field of metrology and technical diagnostics, as they are now used mainly in the everyday practice of automatic control systems and modern maintenance systems.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance in laboratory excercies is monitored; one absence can be compensated for by attending a seminar with another group; next absence is compensated by solving an individual assignment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-AIŘ , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction into the subject
2. Metrology and traceability of meters, calibration and verification of measuring instruments
3. Analysis of uncertainty in measurement and in the calibration
4. Basic schemes of reliability
5. Selected measurement techniques for applications in control and technical diagnostics
6. Diagnostic technique in maintenance systems
7. Measuring technique for vibrodiagnostics and its specificities
8. Measuring technique for thermodiagnostics and its specificities
9. Environmental influences on measurement and diagnostic techniques
10. Monitoring and correction of environmental parameters
11. Automatic measuring and monitoring systems
12. Program equipment for computer-aided measurement and SMART sensors
13. Program equipment for computer-aided machine condition monitoring

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Examples of schemes traceability of meters
2. Models calibration of measuring instruments including uncertainty analysis
3. Analysis of reliability chains
4. Predictive maintenance systems and measurement and diagnostic techniques in them
5. Properties of vibration sensors
6. Properties of contact thermometers
7. Properties of non-contact thermometers
8. Analysis of temperature field of monitoring object
9. Instrumentation for monitoring environmental parameters
10. Correction of environmental influences in measurement results and diagnosis
11. Computer aided measurement and monitoring systems
12. Examples of program equipment
13. The final exercise, presentation of measurement results