Title: Development of a web-based materials testing system

Authors: Mert Bal, Majid Hashemipour, Suha Bayindir

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Mersin 10, Famagusta, Turkey. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Mersin 10, Famagusta, Turkey. ' Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Mersin 10, Famagusta, Turkey

Abstract: A web-based materials testing system has been developed which can easily be adapted to varying demands of laboratory instruction. It consists of several test machines upgraded by implementing a data acquisition system with a module-based control software called MULTIMOS (Multi-Testing Machines Operating Software). MULTIMOS is a flexible and user-friendly software that has been developed for performing measurements and automating laboratory instruments. It provides a number of modules to control various materials science experiments in the laboratory. MULTIMOS also provides configuration and modification modules to allow the system users to modify the current system or to add new laboratory instruments to the system for automation. The overall system upgrades the laboratory into an online test centre, which can be accessed to perform remote laboratory experiments and simultaneously receive the test results from the test machines located in the materials science laboratory.

Keywords: data acquisition; laboratory equipment; laboratory automation; operating software; remote experiments; upgrading; materials testing; web based testing; online testing; internet; laboratory instruction; control software; materials science.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2005.008270

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2005 Vol.24 No.4, pp.236 - 242

Published online: 27 Nov 2005 *

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