Pressure

This lab explores pressure measurement using a capacitive pressure transducer. Students begin by learning the fundamentals of pressure measurement and calibration, including concepts like Boyle's Law. They will then measure changes in pressure using both gauge and absolute pressure scales, and finally calibrate the pressure transducer.
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This is lab 5 of 9 in the course, Fundamentals of Mechatronic Sensors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Establish calibration reference points based on Boyle's law.
  2. Conduct a 5-point sequential calibration of a pressure transducer.
  3. Compare upscale and downscale calibration curves.
  4. Measure pressure using both gauge and absolute scales.
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Physics I or equivalent
  • Calculus I or equivalent
  • Basic LabVIEW Proficiency

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board for NI ELVIS III

The Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Application Board introduces students to different sensors and highlights their advantages and limitations in a mechatronic design context.

Required Software

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  • NI ELVIS III Software Bundle (2018 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • NI ELVIS III Toolkit

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