Accession Number : ADD015637

Title :   Apparatus and Methods for Determining Balance of a Cylindrical Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Aug 91, patented 8 Dec 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nugent, David M

Report Date : 08 Dec 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Apparatus and methods for determining balance of a cylindrical vehicle, the apparatus comprising a frame adapted for horizontal disposition, first and second support assemblies mounted on the frame for receiving the vehicle, first and second load cells mounted, respectively, on the first and second support assemblies, whereby upon placement of the vehicle on the support assemblies the load cells are adapted to provide readings indicative of the weight of the vehicle, from which may be determined the center of gravity of the vehicle. A torsion cell assembly is mounted on the frame and adapted for connection to the vehicle and for providing indications of righting moment and static heel of the vehicle.

Descriptors :   *LOAD CELLS, *CYLINDRICAL BODIES, *SUPPORTS, *POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), ASSEMBLY, BALANCE, CENTER OF GRAVITY, FRAMES, MOMENTS, TORSION, VEHICLES, WEIGHT, PATENTS, BALANCES, TORPEDOES, ROTATION, LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES, LOADING(HANDLING)

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Torpedoes
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE