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2nd Edition

Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook
Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement

ISBN 9781439848883
Published January 29, 2014 by CRC Press
1638 Pages 905 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Second Edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for performing practical measurements in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences and discusses processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, operation characteristics, accuracy, errors, calibrations, and the incorporation of standards for control purposes.

Organized according to measurement problem, the Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement volume of the Second Edition:

  • Contains contributions from field experts, new chapters, and updates to all 96 existing chapters
  • Covers instrumentation and measurement concepts, spatial and mechanical variables, displacement, acoustics, flow and spot velocity, radiation, wireless sensors and instrumentation, and control and human factors

A concise and useful reference for engineers, scientists, academic faculty, students, designers, managers, and industry professionals involved in instrumentation and measurement research and development, Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement provides readers with a greater understanding of advanced applications.

Table of Contents

Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement





Part I: Instrumentation and Measurement Concepts

Measurements, Instrumentation, and Sensors

Halit Eren

Characteristics of Instrumentation

John R. Hansman, Jr.

Operational Modes of Instrumentation

Richard S. Figliola

Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Instrumentation

Peter H. Sydenham

Measurement Accuracy

Ronald H. Dieck

Development of Standards

Halit Eren

Measurement Standards

DeWayne B. Sharp

Calibrations in Instrumentation and Measurements

Halit Eren

Intelligent Sensors and Instruments

Halit Eren

Virtual Instruments

David Potter and Halit Eren

Fail-Safe Instruments and Devices

Davide Quatrini, Giuseppe Fazio, Mauro Giaconi, and Adelio Salsano

Dynamic Error Measurements of Force Sensors

Akihiro Takita, Jin Tao, and Yusaku Fujii

Part II: Spatial Variables

Thickness Measurement

John C. Brasunas, G. Mark Cushman, and Brook Lakew

Distance Measurement

W. John Ballantyne

Altitude Measurement

Dimitris E. Manolakis

Attitude Measurement

Mark A. Stedham, Partha P. Banerjee, Seiji Nishifuji, and Shogo Tanaka

Inertial Navigation

Halit Eren

Level Measurement

Detlef Brumbi

Area Measurement

Charles B. Coulbourn and Wolfgang P. Buerner

Volume Measurement

Rene G. Aarnink and Hessel Wijkstra

Tilt Measurement

Adam Chrzanowski and James M. Secord

Proximity Sensing for Robotics

Ricardo E. Saad, Ben Benhabib, A. Bonen, and K.C. Smith

Part III: Displacement

Resistive Displacement Sensors

Keith Antonelli, James Ko, and Shyan Ku

Inductive Displacement Sensors

Halit Eren

Capacitive Sensors: Displacement, Humidity, Force

Halit Eren

Piezoelectric Sensors and Transducers

Ahmad Safari, Victor F. Janas, Amit Bandyopadhyay, and Andrei Kholkine

Laser Interferometer Displacement Sensor

Bernhard Gunther Zagar

Bore-Gaging Displacement Sensors

Viktor P. Astakhov

Ultrasonic Displacement Sensors

Nils Karlsson and Ole Pedersen

Optical Encoder Displacement Sensors

J.R. Rene Mayer

Magnetic Displacement Sensors

David S. Nyce

Synchro/Resolver Displacement Sensors

Robert M. Hyatt, Jr. and David Dayton

Optical Fiber Displacement Sensors

Richard O. Claus, Vikram Bhatia, and Anbo Wang

Optical Beam Deflection Sensors

Grover C. Wetsel

Velocity Measurement

Charles P. Pinney and William E. Baker

Part IV: Mechanical Variables

Acceleration, Vibration, and Shock Measurement

Halit Eren

Strain Measurement

Christopher S. Lynch

Tactile Sensing

Ricardo E. Saad, A. Bonen, K.C. Smith, and Ben Benhabib

Pressure Measurement

Kevin H.L. Chau

Vacuum Measurement

Ron Goehner, Emil Drubetsky, Howard M. Brady, and William H. Bayles, Jr.

Force Measurement

M.A. Elbestawi

Angle Measurement

Robert J. Sandberg

Mass, Weights, and Instrumentation

Emil Hazarian

Torque and Power Measurement

Ivan J. Garshelis

Density Measurement

Halit Eren

Fluid Viscosity Measurement

R.A. Secco, M. Kostic, and J.R. deBruyn

Surface Tension Measurement

David B. Thiessen and Kin F. Man

Part V: Acoustics

Acoustic Measurement

Per Rasmussen

Ultrasound Measurement

Peder C. Pedersen

Part VI: Flow and Spot Velocity

Capillary-Type Mass Flow Meter

Reza Pakdaman Zangabad and Manouchehr Bahrami

Differential Pressure Flowmeters

Richard Thorn

Variable Area Flowmeters

Adrian Melling, Herbert Köchner, and Reinhard Haak

Positive Displacement Flowmeters

Zaki D. Husain and Donald J. Wass

Turbine and Vane Flowmeters

David Wadlow

Impeller Flowmeters

Harold M. Miller

Electromagnetic Flowmeters

Halit Eren

Ultrasonic Flowmeters

Hans-Peter Vaterlaus, Thomas Hossle, Paolo Giordano, and Christophe Bruttin

Vortex-Shedding Flowmeters

Wade M. Mattar and James H. Vignos

Thermal Anemometry

Jugal K. Agarwal and John G. Olin

Coriolis Effect Mass Flowmeters

Jesse Yoder

Drag Force Flowmeters

Rekha Philip-Chandy, Roger Morgan, and Patricia J. Scully

Pitot Probe Anemometer

John A. Kleppe

Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters

John G. Olin

Laser Anemometry

Rajan K. Menon

Part VII: Thermal and Temperature Measurement

Temperature Measurements, Scales, and Calibrations

Franco Pavese

Thermal Conductivity Measurement

William A. Wakeham and Marc J. Assael

Heat Flux

Thomas E. Diller

Resistive Thermometers

Jim Burns

Thermistor Thermometers

Rod White and Meyer Sapoff

Thermocouple Thermometry

R.P. Reed

Semiconductor Junction Thermometers

Randy Frank

Noncontact Thermometers

Jacob Fraden

Pyroelectric Detectors

Jacob Fraden

Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

Rod White and J.V. Nicholas

Manometric Thermometers

Franco Pavese

Temperature Indicators

Jan Stasiek, Tolestyn Madaj, and Jaroslaw Mikielewicz

Fiber-Optic Thermometers

Brian Culshaw

Thermal Imaging

Herbert M. Runciman

Calorimetry Measurement

Sander van Herwaarden and Elina Iervolino

Part VIII: Radiation

Radioactivity Measurement

Bert M. Coursey

Radioactivity Detectors

Larry A. Franks, Ralph B. James, and Larry S. Darken

Charged-Particle Measurement

John C. Armitage, Madhu S. Dixit, Jacques Dubeau, Hans Mes, and F. Gerald Oakham

Neutron Measurement

Steven M. Grimes

Dosimetry Measurement

Brian L. Justus, Mark A. Miller, and Alan L. Huston

Part IX: Wireless Instrumentation

Wireless Instrumentation

J.P. Carmo and J.H. Correria

Wireless Sensor Node Hardware

Michael Healy, Thomas Newe, and Elfed Lewis

Mobile Instrumentation with Wireless Design and Implementation

Frederick Fortson and Kenneth Johnson

Powering Autonomous Sensors

Manel Gasulla, Maria Teresa Penella, and Oscar Lopez-Lapeña

Wireless Sensing Technology

Gregory C. Willden, Ben A. Abbott, and Ronald T. Green


Albert Lozano-Nieto

Part X: Control and Human Factors

PID Control

F. Greg Shinskey

Optimal Control and the Software

Halit Eren

Electropneumatic and Electrohydraulic Instruments: Modeling

M. Pachter and C.H. Houpis

Explosion-Proof Instruments

Sam S. Khalilieh

Measurement and Identification of DC Brush and Brushless Stepping Motors

Stuart Schweid, Robert Lofthus, and John McInroy

Human Factors in Displays

Jeffrey D. Onken, Barrett S. Caldwell, and Steven A. Murray

Appendix: Units and Conversions

B.W. Petley


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John G. Webster received his BS from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA and M.Sc and Ph.D from University of Rochester, New York, USA. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Instrument Society of America, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, and Institute of Physics, he served on the IEEE-EMBS Administrative Committee and NIH Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section, authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited numerous books and publications, and received the IEEE-EMBS Career Achievement Award. A highly cited researcher for King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, he is currently a professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Halit Eren received his BS, M.Sc, and Ph.D from University of Sheffield, UK. He also obtained an MBA from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He has served as an instrumentation engineer at Etibank, as well as an assistant professor for Hacettepe University and Middle East Technical University, all in Turkey. An author and co-editor of several books and publications, he was associate professor at Polytechnic University, Hong Kong and visiting professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. A senior member of IEEE taking roles in Region 10 activities and various committees for organizing conferences, he is currently teaching and conducting research at Curtin University.


"Engineers, involved with instrumentation and measurement, will find this book an outstanding 'go to' resource, with very broad coverage and detailed descriptions of modern measurement methods and techniques."
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, January/February 2015