Laboratory experiments should be performed following design calculations to validate the design, and demonstrate that idealizations and simplifications introduced in the calculations do not undermine the viability of the concept upon which the design is based. Experiments are also used to validate a developed measurement model, and to obtain calibration data necessary to determine the system constants needed to relate the model results to the experimental ones. Experiments can also be performed to refine a model so that it takes into account practical considerations, or to establish an empirical model when an analytical model cannot be established. Exploratory experiments may precede design calculations, to establish that a conceived system is practical, when the design calculations are too complex to perform, or when the properties of the inspected object cannot be well characterized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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