Accession Number : AD0480006

Title :   A SUMMARY OF FORCE-TRANSDUCER TECHNOLOGY: MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, CALIBRATION, ELEMENT DESIGN, AVAILABILITY, AND RESEARCH ACTIVITY.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH TRANSDUCER INFORMATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Chapin, W. E. ; Mitchell, R. K.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : Techniques for measurement of force, weight, and thrust are discussed. These include commonly used and well-known concepts as well as those that have been known for many years but seldom used. The important aspects of elastic-element design are covered for the purpose of making comparisons and aiding designers in their element selection. A comprehensive listing of commercially available transducers for force measurements is given. Design, development, and research activities are discussed to show needs of concentrated efforts in the area of low force measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSDUCERS, FORCE(MECHANICS)), (*MAGNETOSTRICTIVE ELEMENTS, CALIBRATION), MEASUREMENT, PIEZOELECTRIC EFFECT, WEIGHT, TORQUE, TENSILE PROPERTIES, STRAIN GAGES, PHOTOELASTICITY, THRUST, STRESSES, CANTILEVER BEAMS, SEMICONDUCTORS, LOADS(FORCES), EXHAUST GASES, ION ENGINES, ROCKET ENGINES, FREQUENCY, TUNNEL DIODES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE