Experimental determination of rigid body properties: an evaluation on the use of piezoelectric or MEMS tri-axial accelerometers

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Abstract

The development of new sensors that are available at more accessible prices may lead to the spread of their use on common studies in structural dynamics. One of areas of interest is the experimental determination of rigid body properties that are mandatory when the vibration response is to be calculated at low frequency ranges. In this work, a comparison of the experimental determination of rigid body properties is carried out to evaluate the performance of the commonly used tri-axial piezoelectric accelerometers and their equivalent MEMS sensors. Although their prices are quite different, both sensors can measure the inertia restraint line that is related to the inertia properties of the tested object. An identification algorithm is applied to the frequency response functions obtained by using both sensors, leading to the estimation of the body mass value, as well as the three coordinates of the centre of mass and the six elements of the inertia tensor. An experimental example supports the use of the referred low-cost sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01003
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Volume148
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2018
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Vibration (ICoEV 2017) - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 4 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

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