New Techniques for Data Acquisition in Structural Testing 770510

Minicomputer application to data acquisition and processing has become available in recent years due to lower costs and component miniaturization. Here we describe how a minicomputer is used in the static testing of construction cranes. In our system, the computer is not only used to process data in a special report format, but is used to control the analog data input and signal conditioning as well. Various factors considered in selection of the instrument system are also presented.


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