Force Measurement Project

In this project, students will use methodologies outlined in the previous labs to design and implement their own force measurement system for a given measurement need. Students will determine the right sensor, signal conditioning circuit, ADC sampling, software approach, and analysis methods for the given measurement scenario. Once they complete design, students will build and iterate on the measurement system, and verify if the requirements were met.
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This is lab 7 of 9 in the course, Measurements and Instrumentation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this project, students will be able to:
  1. Explain signal and sensor characteristics for a given force measurement scenario
  2. Design and implement a signal conditioning circuit for a load cell measurement
  3. Discuss data acquisition resolution and sampling rate
  4. Implement a force measurement and analyze a measured force signal
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Introductory Physics
  • Basic LabVIEW Proficiency
  • Basic Breadboarding Skills

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.

Measurements Parts Kit for NI ELVIS III

A set of components for sensor and signal exploration that complements the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) to enable teaching concepts in measurements and instrumentation.

Required Software

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  • Measurements Live - Install Instructions, Access
  • NI ELVIS III Software Bundle (2018 or later)
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • NI ELVIS III Toolkit
  • Multisim Live - Access

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