This paper proposes a systematic integration of PASCO scientific models, National Instruments hardware, LabVIEW, sensors and analysis software to simulate and analyze earthquake signal using in structural dynamics and structural health monitoring education. In this project, the limit in initial design of PASCO scientific models was redesigned to greatly reduce the price and make it adaptable to National Instruments (NI) data acquisition system, including NI hardware, sensors and LabVIEW software as the control system. A structural dynamics course was designed to familiarize students with this innovative tool. With further study, this toolbox will become a cost-effective solution for educational purpose of structural dynamics and structural health monitoring.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering