theory and design for mechanical measurements fifth edition pdf
Use of the software in problem solving allows in-depth exploration of key concepts that would be
prohibitively time consuming otherwise. The text includes on-line access to interactive software of
focused examples based on software using National Instruments Labview1 for exploring some of the
text concepts, while retaining our previous efforts using Matlab1. The Labview programs are available
as executables so they can be run directly without a Labview license. The software is available on both the Wiley Student and Instructor’s websites.
NEW TO THIS 5TH EDITION
With this 5th edition, we have new or expanded material on a number of topics. As highlights:
We introduce Monte Carlo simulation methods in Chapter 4 and tie their use with uncertainty estimations in Chapter 5.
Treatment of uncertainty analysis in Chapter 5 has been updated to include changes in test standards methodology relative to ASME PTC 19.1 Test Uncertainty and the International Standards Organization (ISO) Guide to Uncertainty in Measurements. These changes have been carried into the other chapters both in language and in example problems. Where we deviate from the methodology of the Standards, we do so for pedagogical reasons.
Discussion has been added on using rectangular (uniform) distributions in uncertainty estimation.
The treatment of non-symmetric uncertainty intervals and methods for treating correlated errors in
Chapter 5 has been expanded and revisited in other chapters.
We have updated our symbol usage for closer consistency with the standards.
We have added a section presenting image acquisition and processing using digital techniques in
We have changed our presentation of pressure transmission line effects to make better use of the lumped parameter methods of Chapter 3 that engineering students are familiar with, including discussion of the ideal elements of inertance, resistance, and compliance.
We have revised our treatment of Butterworth filters, including added coverage, in Chapter 6.