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automation software for a materials testing laboratoryThe software environment in use at the NASA-Lewis Research Center's High Temperature Fatigue and Structures Laboratory is reviewed. This software environment is aimed at supporting the tasks involved in performing materials behavior research. The features and capabilities of the approach to specifying a materials test include static and dynamic control mode switching, enabling multimode test control; dynamic alteration of the control waveform based upon events occurring in the response variables; precise control over the nature of both command waveform generation and data acquisition; and the nesting of waveform/data acquisition strategies so that material history dependencies may be explored. To eliminate repetitive tasks in the coventional research process, a communications network software system is established which provides file interchange and remote console capabilities.
Document ID
19910071915
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mcgaw, Michael A.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bonacuse, Peter J.
(NASA Lewis Research Center; U.S. Army, Propulsion Directorate, Cleveland OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Meeting Information
Applications of Automation Technology to Fatigue and Fracture Testing(Kansas City, MO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other