Course by: Luke Graham (BYU)
This course is currently used as the lab portion of an instrumentation class in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University. This course covers the use of oscilloscopes, function generators, and data acquisition hardware. Students build signal conditioning circuits, calibrate measurements, build strain-gauge wheatstone bridges, and experiment with frequency filters.
In this lab, you will learn about strain gages and the Wheatstone bridge circuit. You will see how they can be used for strain and force measurement. You will modify an existing program to measure the dynamic characteristics of a second-order system.
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