An accelerometer suitable for vehicle ride analysis is described. The instrument is of the linear type (measuring acceleration in a straight line), incorporating a seismic mass that is free to move along one axis. The bulk of the seismic mass is incorporated in the core assembly of a differential transformer which produces an electrical output proportional to the applied acceleration. The damping of the system is electro-magnetic, achieved by a shorted turn of copper suspended in a strong magnetic field, and is independent of ambient temperature variations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Newton, A W
    • Tinslay, P J
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Accession Number: 00056858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM