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Course Outline

  • Introduction to Measurement Error and Uncertainty
  • Uncertainty of a Single Variable
  • Propagation of Uncertainty Using Taylor Series and Monte Carlo Methods
  • A Priori Uncertainty Quantification for Experiment Planning
  • A Posteriori Uncertainty Quantification

Registration

Fee: $50.00 - Participation fee

Measurement Uncertainty Workshop

Measurement Uncertainty Workshop

April 2, 2017
Rio Hotel, Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA

 

Description

This 6-hour course will provide an introduction and references for further study on measurement uncertainty. Several hands-on examples will be performed during the course with participants using their own computer. The course will be based upon traditional uncertainty analysis with correlated uncertainties, but will go beyond current textbooks on several topics including independent sampling and limitations of current methodology.

Objectives

  • Introduction to Measurement Error and Uncertainty
  • Uncertainty of a Single Variable
  • Propagation of Uncertainty Using Taylor Series and Monte Carlo Methods
  • A Priori Uncertainty Quantification for Experiment Planning
  • A Posteriori Uncertainty Quantification

 

Who Should Attend

The course is appropriate for anyone who has an undergraduate understanding of measurements. The information presented will be relevant to anyone interested in a better understanding of the distinctions between uncertainty and error, or random and bias error sources. We will discuss how to interpret uncertainty information and move beyond uncertainty procedures. A broader class of error sources will be discussed than in a typical treatment (e.g. uncertainty stemming from material property data), as well as correlation between error sources.

Course Instructors

Professor Barton Smith
Professor Barton Smith
Utah State University
Dr. Douglas Neal
Dr. Douglas Neal
LaVision Inc

Barton Smith is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Utah State University, where he has been teaching for 15 years. His research is focused on experimental fluid dynamics and heat transfer, which presents ample opportunity to consider issues of measurement uncertainty. Seeing a need for measurement uncertainty in Particle Image Velocimetery (PIV), he co-organized the 2011 of PIV Uncertainty Workshop in Las Vegas. This event led directly to considerable interest in the topic, and five years later, many excellent publications on practical methods to assess a posteriori PIV uncertainty are in print, including the seminal paper and several others that he co-authored. Two of these papers are currently in the top five cited publications in the Measurement Science and Technology journal. Dr. Smith continues to explore new topics in measurement uncertainty on optical measurement techniques in addition to important topics such as independent sampling and partially correlated measurements.