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System for the Characterization of Soil Samples through Cyclical and Dynamic Tests - NIDays 2010

THE CHALLANGE Implementing an integrated hardware and software system for the physical and mechanical characterization of soil samples by cyclic triaxial tests - G. Pizzocolo - IPSES

THE SOLUTION Up to four closed loop system (PID) based on real-time architecture, able to control the high loads and pressures involved during the analysis in short and reliable times. The real-time control has been developed on CompactRIO hardware, while the firmware (FPGA) and software (both real-time and PC) by LabVIEW.