Description

'Practical Temperature Measurement' introduces the concepts of temperature and its measurement to engineers, physicists and chemists of all disciplines. The author describes the wide range of techniques and specific devices available for temperature measurement and provides guidance for the selection of a particular method for a given application. It is of value to engineering and physics postgraduates studying modules on instrumentation and process control and, in addition, for practical project work requiring an understanding of temperature measurement methods. For postgraduates and industrialists faced with the task of selecting a particular measurement method or sensor for an experiment, product or process, this text provides both thorough descriptions of the various techniques, as well as guidance for their selection.

Key Features

Essential for all those who need to measure temperature in real-life situations Includes worked examples of real situations commonly found in industry

Readership

Postgraduate and professional engineers of all disciplines. Physicists and industrial chemists.

Table of Contents

Temperature * General temperature measurement considerations * Invasive temperature measurement * Semi-invasive temperature measurement * Non-invasive temperature measurement * Temperature measurement technique selection * Heat flux measurement * Conclusions.

Details

No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080480275
Print ISBN:
9780750650809
Print ISBN:
9780080972893

About the author

Peter Childs

Peter Childs is the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at the Imperial College London and Joint Course Director for the Innovation Design Engineering program run in conjunction with the Royal College of Art, London. He has spent the last 20 years actively involved in industrial research and development, including projects for the likes of Ford, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Alstom, DaimlerChrysler and Volvo. He is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute John P Davies award for exceptional contribution to the literature of gas turbine technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Internationally recognized industry researcher and professorial lead in Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK