FACTORS INFLUENCING ACCELEROMETER MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES--A PRACTICAL MEASUREMENT GUIDE

After a brief review of the electromechanical functioning of the piezoelectric accelerometer, factors affecting its dynamic response characteristics and therefore the validity of vibration measurement are discussed. Consideration is given to variables such as shunt resistance and capacitance, mounting methods, base bending, cable noise, ground-loop currents, and environmental effects. Approved accelerometer mounting techniques that will ensure the accuracy and repeatability of the measurement are also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems Department
    Annapolis, MD  USA  21402
  • Authors:
    • Miller, R W
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Ship Research and Development Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 3941
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1974 12:00AM