Lab 5: The Study of Vibration

The goal of this lab is to familiarize students with the theoretical concept, as well as with the application, of ideal harmonic oscillatory movement, damped and forced. Students will learn how to design experiments that validate the theoretical solutions for the differential equations describing the damped and forded harmonic oscillatory movement.
by Dr. Petru A. COTFAS, Dr. Daniel T. COTFAS, Dr. Doru URSUTIU, and Dr. Cornel SAMOILA | Transilvania University of Brasov


This is lab 5 of 7 in the course, NI ELVIS Computer-Based Instrumentation.


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  • LabVIEW VI's needed for completing labs are included in download


  • Basic understanding of LabVIEW and ELVIS II


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  • NI ELVISmx 14.0 or Later - Download
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  • NI ELVIS II or II+ - View Specifications, View User Manual
  • The lamella for the oscillation
  • Accelerometer Analog Devices ADXL325BCPZ Electromagnet used for forced oscillation
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