Principles of Industrial Instrumentation and Control Systems 1st Edition
Chennakesava R. Alavala
ISBN-13: 9789814272919 | ISBN-10: 9814272914
© 2009 | Published |  0  Pages

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Principles of Industrial Instrumentation and Control Systems is designed to serve as a textbook for a course on Instrumentation
and Control Systems for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering and related disciplines. It provides an insight into the instrumentation methods
used for measurement of important industrial variables and introduces the readers to the basic concepts of control systems. The book includes
comprehensive discussions on the measurement techniques of physical variables such as displacement, time, count, frequency, stress and strain, force,
pressure, fluid flow, liquid level, and temperature. Other major variables discussed in the book include moisture, humidity, density, viscosity, torque,
power, speed, acceleration and vibration, and sound. Static and dynamic characteristics and error analysis of measurement systems is also covered.
Detailed discussion of topics such as basic transducers, signal conditioning, control systems, transfer functions, and stability make the book a complete text for undergraduate students. Written in a student-friendly style, the book presents relevant topics in a systematic and comprehensible manner. A number of solved examples have been included in the text to help students grasp important concepts easily. The end-of-chapter exercises are intended to test the students’ understanding of the topics discussed and to help them prepare for university as well as competitive examinations.

  • 1. Fundamentals of Measurement.
    2. Static Characteristics of Measuring Systems.
    3. Dynamic Characteristics of Measuring Systems.
    4. Error Analysis of Measuring Systems.
    5. Basic Transducers.
    6. Signal Conditioning.
    7. Digital Techniques, Indicators, and Recording Systems
    8. Measurement of Displacement.
    9. Measurements of Time, Count, Frequency, and Phase.
    10. Measurements of Stress and Strain.
    11. Measurements of Weight and Force.
    12. Measurement of Pressure.
    13. Measurement of Flow.
    14. Measurement of Liquid Level.
    15. Temperature Measurement.
    16. Measurements of Moisture and Humidity.
    17. Measurements of Density and Viscosity.
    18. Measurement of Torque and Power.
    19. Measurement of Speed.
    20. Measurements of Acceleration and Vibration.
    21. Measurement of Sound.
    22. Elements of Control Systems

    • Discusses instrumentation methods of important physical variables in a lucid manner
    • Incorporates a large number of illustrations for easy and clear understanding of concepts
    • Includes solved and unsolved problems that aid in grasping important topics
    • Contains a large number of review problems
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    • Chennakesava R. Alavala is currently Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological niversity, Hyderabad. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and another in CAD/CAM. He is a Governing Body member for several Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh and is also an editorial member of Journal of Manufacturing Engineering. He has published as many as 112 technical papers worldwide and has also authored several books. His research interests include fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, finite element method, CAD/CAM, robotics, and characterization of composite materials and manufacturing technologies.