Sensor: definition (structure)


A sensor is defined by:

  • a name
  • a type
  • a support
  • a formula


The name permitting the identification of the sensor is given by the user during its creation.

An (optional) comment can be added to the name.

Types of sensor

The types of proposed sensor and the necessary characteristics for their description are presented in the table below.

Sensor type… Description Possible correspondence

Predefined formula

+ support

Predefined calculations

User formula

+ support

Computation of integrals

User formula

+ support point

Quantities computation on points

Operator + User formula

+ support

Operation sensor
Note: The only difference is:

the sensor of the Point type permits the carrying out of the calculation on one point, contrary to the Quantities computation on points which permits to carry out the calculation on an infinity of points.