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    A New Software Concept for Computerized Materials Testing

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    A general purpose software system for computerized materials testing is described, and although the software was specifically developed for materials testing applications, it has been used in other real time data acquisition and reduction applications with success (for example, the system was used to reduce data stored in a transient recorder). The software is core resident and allows one to control materials tests in real time and record and reduce data from these tests in the high level, conversational BASIC language. Previous software for such applications usually required the user to have extensive computer programming skills. The system described greatly reduces the time necessary to write and debug programs for computerized materials test systems. The simplicity of the overall system makes the computerized materials test system available to a broader range of users.


    computers, materials tests, data acquisition, data reduction, BASIC, computer programming, computer systems programs, core resident, real time operations, fatigue (materials)

    Author Information:

    Richards, FD
    Central Laboratory, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27902S