Development of a Tensile Force Measurement Device of Long Duration

인장력 상시 측정장치 개발에 관한 연구

  • 신경재 (한남대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 황윤하 (한남대학교 건축공학과)
  • Received : 2003.05.09
  • Accepted : 2003.07.16
  • Published : 2003.08.27

Abstract

Tension member is one of the most important elements in tension structure. An economical and reliable measurement method of a member's tensile force has yet to be developed, however. Several conventional measurement methods have some disadvantages when used for long-term, on-site measurement. A new tension-force measurement device was proposed to resolve measuring problems. Its principle was to use the bending part of the device as an elastic spring. The lateral deformation of the bending part due to tensile force can be measured to monitor the tensile force. This device was inserted in the tension member like a turn-buckle. Lateral deformation may be measured in the field at any time for the purpose of maintaining structures. Finite element analysis was used to design the shape and parametric study. Six specimens were tested within the elastic range. The test result showed that the elastic behavior or the bending part was consistent with the analysis' results.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한남대학교

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