Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2014 Vol.18, No.3

 

 

Title: Research on the characteristics of a piezoelectric balance for the dynamic motion device

 

Authors: Zhenyuan Jia; Yifei Gao; Zongjin Ren; Wei Liu; Yongyan Shang; Shengnan Gao

 

Addresses:
School of Mechanical Engineering, Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-traditional Machining Technology of the Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Road, Dalian, 116024, China
School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Road, Dalian, 116024, China
School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Road, Dalian, 116024, China
School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Road, Dalian, 116024, China
School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Road, Dalian, 116024, China
School of Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, No. 2 Linggong Road, Dalian, 116024, China

 

Abstract: Wind tunnel balance is one of the most important measurement instruments in the aerodynamic field. In this paper, a new type of piezoelectric wind tunnel balance is developed to measure the dynamic six-component force in the case of the hatch open motion device in the subsonic flow field. This mechanical device mainly consists of a novel piezoelectric balance and a rotary encoder. The piezoelectric balance assembled with four triaxial piezoelectric load cells is developed as the core force measurement of the device. According to the electric charges output of the load cells which are proportional to the airloads, the six-component force and moment can be inversely calculated and the measuring model of the dynamic are presented. The characteristics of the piezoelectric balance have been performed by the static calibration and the dynamic test. The experimental results show that the non-linearity and repeatability error is within 0.06% and 0.19%, the maximum crosstalk error is 1.94%. The first natural frequency of the mechanical device is 163.57 Hz. The piezoelectric balance has a good performance of dynamic response and following feature. It is appropriate for the piezoelectric balance to be used to measure the dynamic airloads in the wind tunnel.

 

Keywords: piezoelectric sensors; six-component force; wind tunnel balance; calibration; dynamic testing; dynamic motion devices; aerodynamics; subsonic flow; piezoelectric balance; rotary encoder.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2014.065539

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2014 Vol.18, No.3, pp.364 - 381

 

Available online: 29 Oct 2014

 

 

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