Published in Proceedings of the 1985 International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibit: Boston, MA, August 4, 1985, pages 137-142. Copyright 1985 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Publisher website: http://store.asme.org/.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author William Durgin was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The utilization of business spreadsheets for laboratory data manipulation is discussed. The spreadsheet, LOTUS 1-2-3, is presently being utilized to store and analyze data obtained from a deep cavity resonator type apparatus. Methodology for the analysis, from non dimensionalization of parameters, to relevant plotting of data pairs, is presented. All discussions are based upon current theory, and laboratory observations of flow induced resonance in deep cavities.