Microcomputer based turbulent flow data acquisition and analysis ASYST extended

P. J. McKinney, J. H. Davidson

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A menu-driven turbulent flow data acquisition and analysis program, TURBDATA, which operates with the ASYST scientific software package on an IBM compatible microcomputer is presented. This program enhances the commercially available software by providing a user oriented flexible structure for hot-wire anemometer measurements with the ability to easily acquire and analyze data while retaining the features of the host software at desktop level. In its present configuration, the program TURBDATA enables the user to calibrate a hot-wire probe, acquire one-dimensional time series velocity data, compute a complete spectral analysis and plot the results. Both the benefits and the disadvantages of using commercial software are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventSmall Computers in Fluid Mechanics - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1988Dec 2 1988


OtherSmall Computers in Fluid Mechanics
CityChicago, IL, USA


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