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Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements, 5th Edition International Student Version

Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements, 5th Edition International Student Version

Richard S. Figliola, Donald E. Beasley

ISBN: 978-0-470-64618-2

Feb 2011

600 pages

Select type: Paperback

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The fifth edition of this market leading book provides mechanical engineers with the most up to date coverage of mechanical measurements. Sound theory is highlighted by rich and current practical examples. New chapter opening learning objectives and outcomes explore the critical concepts that will be discussed. New and revised examples and problems clearly show how the information is applied in the field. Expanded discussions are included on measurements, equipment, and basic metrology. The DFT concept presentation is now simplified. More pictures have also been added to make the material easier to learn. Mechanical engineers will then better understand the elements for the design of measurement systems and measurement test plans.

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1. Basic concepts of measurement methods 1

2. Static and dynamic characteristics of signals 37

3. Measurement system behavior 72

4. Probability and statistics 109

5. Uncertainty analysis 148

6. Analog electrical devices and measurements 191

7. Sampling, digital devices, and data acquisition 235

8. Temperature measurements 282

9. Pressure and velocity measurements 341

10. Flow mesurements 385

11. Strain measurement 425

12. Mechatronics: Sensors, actuators, and controls 460

Appendix A. A guide for technical writing 515

Appendix B. Property data and conversion factors 523

Appendix C. Laplace transform basics 529

  • Learning objectives for each chapter to help in organizing new readers to learning the key concepts.
  • Many example problems ranging from concept development of new material to building of more advanced skills for engineering practice.
  • Significant updates to coverage of uncertainty analysis consistent with international and US standards with new material covering Monte Carlo simulation, non-symmetrical uncertainty intervals, and a broader treatment of correlated errors.
  • Updated and revised coverage on a number of critical topics, including digital image processing, analysis of strain-gauge data, and digital signal acquisition and processing.
  • The text offers historical briefs on the development of many concepts; it provides references to many of the standards applicable to the practical use of measurement devices; it contains an extensive Glossary of selected terms.
  • The textbook website includes access to Labview files for interactive self-tutorials on key concepts and to MATLAB® files to assist in data analysis, and other resources to assist both in classroom and for self-paced learning.
  • Widely viewed as the best text for the measurements and instrumentation course, the fourth edition has been adopted by over 100 schools.
  • Comprehensive coverage and strong topical organization for both measurement theory and applications provide a flexible framework to meet the wide variety of course needs.
  • In-depth and integrated treatment of statistics and uncertainty analysis throughout the text.
  • Emphasis on teaching students how to perform real-world design of experiments and measurements, helping to meet the ABET requirement for experiments.
  • Continued emphasis on both US and SI units.
  • LABVIEW files for self-tutorials on critical concepts and MATLAB files for system analysis illustrate key concepts and support the use of software tools.
  • Expanded coverage of mechatronics concepts (Chapters 12, Appendix C).