Computerized Data Acquisition for an Undergraduate Hydraulics Laboratory

by Morris M. Skinner, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Basic hydraulics principles and the operation of certain hydraulic systems can be effectively demonstrated with the aid of relatively inexpensive data acquisition and analyses systems. Two (2) computerized systems are described and an example application for each are presented. The importance of understanding the sensor behavior and the need for periodic calibration of the sensor and acquisition system are stressed. A calibration device for pressure transducers is described.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | System analysis | Undergraduate study | Hydraulics | Hydraulic networks | Hydrologic data | Hydraulic pressure | Engineering education

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