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Structural Design and Evaluation of Six-component Wheel Dynamometer
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Structural Design and Evaluation of Six-component Wheel Dynamometer
Kim, Man Gee; Joo, Jin Won;
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Wheel dynamometers are used to measure dynamic load that is conveyed from the road to a vehicle while driving. In this paper, two types of six-component wheel dynamometers utilizing shear deformation and bending deformation were designed and evaluated. Prior to designing the shear and bending type wheel dynamometers, the shear and bending deformation behaviors of the basic structure of the wheel dynamometer itself were analyzed using finite element analysis. Strain analysis was performed repeatedly in order to obtain a similar output sensing strain for each load component. The design was modified with a bridge circuit in order to minimize coupling strain. The results indicated that the shear type dynamometer was expected to obtain stable characteristics due to uniform strain distribution while the bending type dynamometer was expected to obtain high-quality sensitivity performance due to consistent output sensitivity.
Wheel Dynanometer;6-Component Loadcell;Maximum Strain;Coupling Strain;Strain Gage;
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