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Heat Transfer Virtual Lab for Students and Engineers by Harshad Mahajan, Ella Fridman

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CHAPTER 2

LABVIEW BASICS

If the reader is already familiar with LabVIEW, this chapter can be skipped. This chapter covers the following aspects of LabVIEW keeping the scope of this book in mind:

1.   Block Diagram

2.   Front Panel

3.   G-Language

4.   LabVIEW Palettes

5.   Hands on LabVIEW for designing simple calculator

2.1   LABVIEW INTRODUCTION

LabVIEW is a very nice tool for scientists, engineers, and academies to perform rapid prototyping of virtual instruments. LabVIEW programs are called as VIs, that is, virtual instruments. The LabVIEW basics can be itemized as follows:

1.   Graphical language (G-language) programs called virtual instruments (VIs)

2.   Each VI has two main components:

a.   Front Panel: User interface of the VI. ...

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