Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements – The fifth edition of this market leading book provides mechanical engineers with the most up to date coverage of mechanical measurements. Sound theory is highlighted by rich and current practical examples.
New chapter opening learning objectives and outcomes explore the critical concepts that will be discussed. New and revised examples and problems clearly show how the information is applied in the field. Expanded discussions are included on measurements, equipment, and basic metrology. The DFT concept presentation is now simplified.
More pictures have also been added to make the material easier to learn. Mechanical engineers will then better understand the elements for the design of measurement systems and measurement test plans.
FEATURES – Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements
- Provides a flexible framework to meet the wide variety of course needs through comprehensive coverage and strong topical organization for both measurement theory and applications.
- An emphasis on real-world design of experiments and measurements, helps the instructor meet the ABET requirement for experiments.
- Example problems ranging from conceptual development of new material to building of more advanced skills for engineering practice are included.
- Provides unique in-depth and integrated treatment of statistics and uncertainty analysis throughout the text, with significant updates to coverage of uncertainty analysis consistent with international and US standards. Includes new material covering Monte Carlo simulation, non-symmetrical uncertainty intervals, and a broader treatment of correlated errors.
- Continued inclusion of both imperial and SI units.
- Up to date coverage of critical topics, including digital image processing, analysis of strain-gauge data, and digital signal acquisition and processing.
- Interesting historical briefs on the development of many concepts provides references to numerous standards applicable to the practical use of measurement devices.
- Includes an extensive Glossary of selected terms.
- The textbook website includes access to LabView® files for interactive self-tutorials on key concepts and to MATLAB® files to assist in data analysis, as well as other resources to assist both in classroom and for self-paced learning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements
Richard Figliola is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at Clemson University. He has served previously as Department Chair. In 2011, he received the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence, Clemson University’s highest faculty award. A Fellow of ASME, he serves on the ASME PTC 19.1 – the National Committee on Experimental Test Uncertainty. Dr. Figliola has published extensively in the area of fluid and thermal transport and many of his publications discuss novel measurement methods.
Donald Beasley received his PhD from University of Michigan in 1983. He joined the faculty in Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University the same year. Dr. Beasley’s research interests are in the areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, including flow and heat transfer in rod bundles, multiphase flows, as well as the application of nonlinear dynamics and chaos in the thermal fluid sciences.