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Fundamentals in Aerothermal Measurement Techniques

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Haifa, Jerusalem, Masade, DS, Israel
Course # SA 10522
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring Break 2018 03/10/18 to 03/18/18

Program Leader

Name Guillermo Paniagua

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Join Professor Guillermo Paniagua and Professor Beni Cukurel of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, for a course in "Fundamentals of Aero-Thermal Measurement Techniques"

Course topics include theoretical and experimental investigation of:

  • Thermocouples and RTD's including their transient response -
  • Infrared thermography including its dependency to viewing angle and emissivity -
  • Cooling technologies that involve conduction and convection -
  • Flow meters and pump performance -
  • Schlieren photography

Explore the surrounding cities of Haifa, Akko, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Masada-Dead Sea!

Proposed Itinerary:

Saturday, March 10, Flight to Israel/Welcome dinner

Sunday, March 11, Welcome orientation at Technion, Campus/Lecture of Israel - culture, history, geography/Half Day Tour Haifa

Monday, March 12, Course with Professor Cukurel/Work in Dancinger Lab/Druz Village tour and dinner

Tuesday, March 13, Course with Professor Cukurel/Work in Dancinger Lab/Dinner Junta

Wednesday, March 14, Course with Professor Cukurel/Lecture on Mechanical/Work in lab/Swimming pool at Technion and dinner at pool

Thursday, March 15, Course with Professor Cukurel/Lecture on Startup/Work in lab/Dinner at German Colony

Friday, March 16, Jerusalem Trip/Migdal David Museum/Dinner

Saturday, March 17, Masada and Dead Sea Trip/Dinner at TLV

Sunday, March 18, Flight back to U.S.

For more information, contact Professor Paniagua at

Academic Credit

3 credits in ME 497 - Fundamentals in Aerothermal Measurement Techniques


The course is open to: Sophomores-Seniors in ME and AAE who have attended (or will attend in Fall 2018) a course equivalent to ME 309, ME 315, AAE 333, and AAE 334

Program Cost

Program cost is all inclusive with housing, Air, Meals, excursions, insurance, course credits, and ground transportation.  Approximate cost is $3867.  If you qualify for the Purdue Moves Scholarship, that price will be approximately $3367.  International students are no longer eligible for the Purdue Moves Scholarships.  Please watch the website for updates. 

Application Deadline

Applicants accepted on a rolling basis until program is filled. 20 spots are available.

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