Uncertainty in Mechanical Measurements: Theory and Applications

A special issue of Instruments (ISSN 2410-390X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 November 2021) | Viewed by 751

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

It is my pleasure to announce this Special Issue devoted to the uncertainty in mechanical measurements.

In several contexts, there are many applications which contemplate the comparison of a general dataset to specified requirements from technical standards and/or from laws. This activity is in general not always straightforward, because it consists of a comparison between a measurement result (a mere approximation of measurand true value) and a threshold; thus, it is not a comparison between two numerical values.

Many decision-making processes are based on the results of these comparisons, and they may also have economic consequences. Thus, it is necessary not to ignore the measurement uncertainty because it plays a significant role in quantifying the incompleteness of the knowledge related to measurement finding. The higher the measurement uncertainty is, the smaller the rate of compliance.

In many fields of mechanical measurements, adequate technical and procedural reference standards about the quantification of measurement uncertainties are not available yet, and therefore, the scientific community has recently focused its interest on this theme.

Thus, I invite manuscripts in the form of expert comprehensive reviews or research articles, dealing with theory design, procedures, and instruments of mechanical measurement, with a particular focus on uncertainties issues.

Expected contributions are theoretical papers aimed at a further understanding of the fundamentals of mechanical measurements and associated technologies and instruments, including general principles of measurement, sensor and system modeling, data acquisition, processing, and evaluation. Moreover, scientific papers on measurement engineering applications regarding, but not limited to, nondestructive tests, vibrations, thermal, acoustic, optical, and laser measurements, and biomedical measurements are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Ruggiero
Guest Editor

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  • measurement
  • uncertainty
  • instruments
  • mechanical
  • thermal

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