The application of digital electronic techniques to a torsion-meter employing acoustic ( vibrating wire ) strain gages has produced a remote indicating and/or recording instrument that will work reliably for long periods at sea. It is suitable for steam and motor ships alike and is capable of measuring the power transmitted by a propeller shaft to better than 1 percent of normal service power. The instrument is very suitable for measured-mile trials and, with the aid of an additional electronic unit, can also measure the oscillatory component of the torque in the shaft of a motor ship.

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    Institute of Physics (Great Britain)

  • Authors:
    • Allwood, HIS
    • Drinkwater, J W
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00015250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1971 12:00AM