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Averaging of hysterisis curves

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #1
    Hello everybody

    I am new here, so not sure if this is really the right category.

    Have recorded numerous hysteresis (x-y) curves experimentally and want to average them all out to get one clean master curve.
    Does anybody know if algorithms exist for that in Matlab or in Excel ?

    Then a second question , how can the area of a hysteresis be calculated in Matlab?

    Many thanks for your feedback

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 2, 2009 #2
    Well how complicated do you want to combine your data? A flat average of all the points at particular values could easily just be averaged in matlab.

    As for the area, you'll probably want to do some sort of numerical integration technique. You could either write your own, or find one on the internet.
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