Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements

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Now in its fourth edition, this successful book provides readers with an in-depth introduction to the theory of engineering measurements, measurement system performance, and instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on the use of uncertainty analysis in the design of measurement systems and the statistical nature of engineering variables. Readers will also gain a better understanding of concepts related to system behavior, sampling, and spectral analysis while utilizing the new interactive CD-ROM.

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Offers a thorough grounding in the theory of engineering measurements and measurement system performance. Combines measurement science and instrumentation with the design of measurement systems, emphasizing test plan design. Integrates the statistical nature of measured variables and uncertainty analysis and features numerous examples. This revised edition contains a new chapter on sampling concepts and data acquisition systems plus substantial additions on force, torque and power measurements. Includes refined sections on statistics and experimental design as well as a glossary of new terms.

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The new measure of excellence

Now revised to reflect the latest standards and advances, Figliola and Beasley’s Fourth Edition provides a timely and in-depth reference to the theory of engineering measurements, measurement system performance, and instrumentation. The authors show you how to develop, operate, and analyze measurement systems and report results. The text covers uncertainty analysis and mechanical measurements in one unified presentation, introducing you to the most powerful experimental tools available.

Features of the Fourth Edition:

  • Updated to reflect the newest ASME/ASNI Test Uncertainty nomenclature and ISO vocabulary.
  • Expanded treatment of mechatronics concepts (Chapter 12, Appendix C).
  • More practical use of operational amplifiers in discussion of signal conditioning circuits.
  • Labview files for self-tutorials on critical concepts and Matlab files for system analyses are available for download on the text’s website. www.wiley.com/college/figliola
  • Updated and revised problem sets, with an emphasis on design considerations.

About the Authors

Richard Figliola, Ph.D. is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at Clemson University, where he was awarded the Murray Stokely Excellence in Teaching Award. He is a member of the ASME PTC 19.1 Executive Committee on Test Uncertainty and a founding member of the ASME K-21 Education Committee. Dr. Figliola holds 5 patents for products in medical blood flow, materials processing, and electronic cooling.

Donald Beasley, Ph.D. is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. He has received numerous teaching awards over the years, including the Murray Stokely Excellence in Teaching Award at Clemson. Dr. Beasley is a consultant to the golf equipment industry, serving on the product editorial board of Golf Digest. His research areas include heat transfer, thermal engineering, and measurement methods.

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