Measuring the acceleration of a rigid body

Citation
Pg. Martin et al., Measuring the acceleration of a rigid body, SHOCK VIB, 5(4), 1998, pp. 211-224
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
SHOCK AND VIBRATION
ISSN journal
1070-9622 → ACNP
Volume
5
Issue
4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
211 - 224
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-9622(1998)5:4<211:MTAOAR>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Two methods to measure the six-degree-of-freedom acceleration of a point on a rigid body are presented. The first, referred to as the periphery scheme , makes use of three clusters of accelerometers mounted orthogonal to each other and coincident with the axes of the point. One of the clusters consis ts of the three accelerometers attached to a cube-shaped triaxial angular r ate sensor (ARS). The second method, called the compact cube scheme, uses a single 3-accelerometer/ARS cluster that may be mounted anywhere on the rig id body. During impact tests with an instrumented rigid body, both methods produced measurements that were highly correlated near the time of peak acc eleration. Whereas the compact cube scheme was more economical and easier t o implement, the periphery scheme produced results that were less disrupted by instrument signal errors and noisy environments.