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Applied Measurement Engineering How to Design Effective Mechanical Measurement Systems

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ISBN-10: 0132534770

ISBN-13: 9780132534772

Edition: 1st 1995

Authors: Charles Wright

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This book offers a relatively non- mathematical, real-world look at the design and operation of the complex measurement systems used in the experimental mechanics testing business where the over-arching requirement is test data that is valid beyond the question of a doubt, delivered on time, and economically affordable. It tells engineers what they need to know to survive on a daily basis in such test laboratories in today's high pressure, competitive and leveraged, cost driven, process-oriented test world. Explains the 10 crucial technical issues that must be understood and under control at all times if effective and perceptive measurements are to be made on a daily basis in the test…    
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Book details

List price: $79.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/20/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848

Charles Wright received the National Book Award for Poetry in 1983 for "Country Music", the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1995 for "Chickamauga", & the Pulitzer Prize & National Book Critics Circle Award in 1998 for "Black Zodiac".

Basic Concepts
Measurement System Transfer Functions and Linearity
Frequency Content . . . or . . . Waveshape Reproduction
Nonself Generating Transducers and How They Really Work
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know about the Wheatstone Bridge
Self Generating Transducers
The Transducer Model and the Problem of Noise
Noise Level Reduction Techniques
Information Conversion Techniques
Frequency Analysis
Sampled Measurement Systems
Measurement System Operational Methods
Data Validation Methodologies
Knowledge-Based Measurement Systems
The Subject of Software
Leadership and Management Issues
The Subjects of Craft, Responsibility and Professionalism