Category Archives: Measurements

Calibrating a Sensor in LabVIEW

Most of the LabVIEW applications involve data acquisition through NI hardware. Since we would be attempting to measure some real world phenomenon(like strain, load, pressure… etc), these will be converted into electrical signals(like voltage, current… etc) that can be measured using the data acquisition hardware. A sensor is a device which is used to convert a real world phenomenon into […]

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What is strain? Strain by definition is the ratio of change in length with respect to the original length.   It is the measure of deformation of a specimen/material due to an applied force. Strain can be tensile(positive) or compressive(negative). It is an excellent indicator of mechanical strength of structural objects. How to measure strain? The most commonly used method […]

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