A. HUIZER and R. L. DAY The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada


The use of mini-computers can greatly simplify test methods and data acquisition procedures. However, data analysis after acquisition can be inconvenient because access is frequently impeded and because minis often lack adequate software for quick and easy data management and reporting. This paper outlines procedures used for the transfer of raw data obtained from a series of tests on full-scale post-tensioned masonry walls from a mini-computer to a spreadsheet on an IBM-compatible personal computer. It also shows that graphical presentation can be obtained from raw data.