Electronic Data Acquisition and Analysis for Soil Dynamics Applications

by Geoffrey W. Blaney, Cent for Ground-Water Research and, Technology, San Antonio, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Recent Advances in Instrumentation, Data Acquisition and Testing in Soil Dynamics


Recent advances in micro-computer-based data acquisition hardware and software systems have created a window of opportunity for the soil dynamics specialist. Increases in the number of data channels available, in the acquisition and processing speed, and in the amount of storage, coupled with a significant decrease in cost per channel have removed most of the traditional barriers to a traditional data-gathering operation. The increase in power and sophistication of electronic tools also requires an increase in the level of understanding of the user. Following the recommendations presented for system configuration, a technically successful and economical solution to the investigator's data acquisition needs may be obtained.

Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Dynamic analysis | Soil analysis | Data collection | Soft soils | Computer software | Coupling | Electronic equipment

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