An Embedded Friction Sensor Based on a Strain-Gauged Diaphragm

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A. Dellah, P. M. Wild, T. N. Moore, M. Shalaby, J. Jeswiet

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(3), 523-527 (Jul 11, 2002) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1461839 History: Received February 01, 2000; Revised September 01, 2001; Online July 11, 2002
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Illustration of the diaphragm sensor concept
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Strain distribution on rear surface of diaphragm (Normal Stress=4.39 MPa, Shear Stress=0.439 MPa in positive x-direction)
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(a) Photograph of sensor tee with a dime; (b) insertion of sensor tee into sensor block; (c) section of sensor block and sensor
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Friction sensor calibration instrument
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(a) Experimental response of sensor to shear force variations at different normal loads; (b) finite element modeled response of sensor to shear force variations at different normal loads
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(a) Experimental measured strain versus normal force; (b) finite element modeled strain versus normal force
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(a) Interpretation of dual gage sensor output based on experimental data; (b) interpretation of dual gage sensor output based on finite element data



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