Instrumentation for Engineers and Scientists

Paperback | January 1, 1999

byJohn D. Turner, Martyn Hill

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The book was developed from material prepared for a course in instrumentation for final year mechanical engineering undergraduates. The approach used is to present instrumentation from the viewpoints of both electronics and signal analysis. The sensors and electronic circuits likely to beneeded by a final year student project and for postgraduate research, are comprehensively covered. It forms a suitable degree-level text for students of engineering, science or medicine seeking a practical guide to instrumentation. It is also hoped that the book will be of use to practisingengineers in general. The authors' aim throughout has been to write a book which guides the reader through the intricacies of specifying and selecting an instrumentation system, acquiring data without corrupting or distorting it in the process, and applying sensible signal analysis techniques.Examples and case studies are used to illustrate the techniques discussed, including many drawn from real-life instrumentation problems encountered by the authors in engineering, physics and medicine. The sequence of chapters follows the flow of data from the primary sensing element, throughtransduction, signal processing and digital conversion to digital signal analysis techniques. This logical sequence ensures that the design process is undertaken in the correct order, and provides continuity for the reader.

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The book was developed from material prepared for a course in instrumentation for final year mechanical engineering undergraduates. The approach used is to present instrumentation from the viewpoints of both electronics and signal analysis. The sensors and electronic circuits likely to beneeded by a final year student project and for ...

John D. Turner is at University of Southampton. Martyn Hill is at University of Southampton.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198565178

ISBN - 13:9780198565178

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - General design of instrumentation systems - Error analysis2. Temperature sensors3. Displacement sensing4. Velocity and acceleration transducers5. Strain measurement techniques6. Pressure sensors7. Torque and mechanical power measurement8. Flow sensors9. Signal conditioning circuits10. Signal conversion and data acquisition11. Signal analysis: frequency domain techniquesIndex