accelerometer system Articles

  • Brüel & Kjær’s radiation-resistant accelerometers

    Carrying out vibration measurements in harsh industrial environments is much easier for engineers with Brüel & Kjær’s new Type 8347-C Accelerometer. The Type 8347-C accelerometer can withstand temperatures ranging from -196°C (-321°F) to +482°C (+900°F) and has high resistance to radiation. The shear design ensures the accelerometer  superior thermal ...

  • Brüel & Kjær accelerometers - 65 years of excellence

    The Thirties Already before the two young engineers Per V. Brüel and Viggo Kjær graduated as Masters of Electrical Engineering in 1939, they had decided to start a company together. However, they felt it was necessary to learn more and get some practical experience before actually going ahead, so P.V. Brüel became assistant to professor P.O. Pedersen in the newly created ...

  • Inalfa - production testing of sunroof systems

    Production Testing of Sunroof Systems Sound and vibration are growing in importance as critical factors in product quality. Therefore, manufacturers are required to perform noise and/or vibration quality testing prior to shipping a product. The proper implementation of such a test is a significant challenge – one that can offer a very large return on investment. To address this ...

  • Construction and Civil Infrastructures Monitoring Systems

    Civil infrastructures are usually monitored through its whole life cycle. SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) technologies enable the estimation of the structural state and detection of structural change that affects the performance of a structure. Two discriminating factors in SHM are the time-scale of the change (how quickly the state changes) and the severity of the change. These factors ...

  • Dynamic Behavior of the Bumpy Road Shaking Table System

    Vibration tests were performed on the “bumpy road shaking table” system at the Cambridge University Geotechnical Centrifuge to investigate its dynamic behavior under operating conditions. In these tests, steel plates of known weights were fastened onto the base of the model container. The container was then subjected to “earthquake motions” simulated by the shaking table system and the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Research of reliability for measuring high-g micro array acceleration sensor

    High-g is an acceleration value larger than 105 g. For the requirements of detecting high-g, people pay more and more attention to the reliability of an accelerometer. In this paper, the design and manufacture of high-g micro array acceleration sensor are researched to improve the reliability of the accelerometer. Owing to the superiority of MEMS manufacturing, in one processing, multiple ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GSM-enabled remote monitoring of rural handpumps: a proof-of-concept study

    The continued expansion of mobile network coverage in rural Africa provides an opportunity for simple and low-cost hydroinformatic innovations to measure and transmit data on handpump use for policy and management improvements. We design, build and test a Waterpoint Data Transmitter to determine its robustness, functionality and scalability. Results demonstrate that this novel application using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Transducers – “A lifetime of quality”

    At Brüel & Kjær, transducers are a core part of our business. They have been for more than50 years – almost a lifetime! The quality of our transducers is world-renowned. It is the result of our unique experience and knowledge, backed up by meticulous testing and quality control. Experience, Knowledge and Innovation Our experience and knowledge, acquired over ...

  • Planning for shake down

    Design improvements at operating power plants continue to challenge plant staff and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). While basic design calculations consider the capacity of components and stresses resulting from their use, few consider vibration issues in great detail in the design. Vibration can lead to instrumentation failure, cracking and fatigue damage, or early degradation of the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Vibration testing of a carbon composite fuselage

    This paper describes the details of an experimental investigation focusing on the vibration characteristics of a composite fuselage structure of an ultralight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV has a total empty weight of 70.3 kg and 6.3 m in length. The fuselage structure consists of the fuselage body with an integrated vertical stabiliser. All structural components are fabricated from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opening the envelope on bearing vibration

    A sophisticated signal processing technique can help to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage. Chris Hansford, Managing Director at Hansford Sensors, explains. Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that is does not ‘sound right’. The same principle can be applied – using modern electronics – to identify the exact cause ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Keeping quiet about DCNS

    DCNS, one of Europe’s leading naval defence groups and contractor for integrated warships and systems, is a dedicated user of Brüel & Kjær sound and vibration solutions. This article, written with the support of DCNS, illustrate show PULSE™ is playing a central role at key DCNS operation centres in Northern France; helping with design, maintenance, acceptance testing ...

  • Calibration – the sure way to accurate measurements

    Calibration   During testing, microphones and accelerometers can change sensitivity or break. They might look intact, but what happens if you continue measuring without having calibrated your transducer? Can you trust your data? Do you have to redo the entire test? In cases of extreme testing you might only have one shot at getting your measurement right as the product gets ...

  • Vibration monitoring and analysis in aircraft engine test cells

    Snecma, part of the SAFRAN group, is dedicated to the production of engines for both air and space. Working alone or in partnership, Snecma designs, develops and produces engines for civil and military aircraft, launch vehicles and satellites. The company is organised in three divisions: Commercial Engines – Snecma and GE Transportation team up to produce the bestselling family of CFM56 ...

  • Forget big data! Collect the right data

    The term big data is everywhere nowadays, but what does it actually mean? According to a definition provided by Google, big data is ‘extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.’ Sounds great, right? In theory, yes. Through big data, businesses can have a greater overview of their operations than ever before, allowing ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Maintenance tips for cooling towers - White Paper

    Cooling towers are prone to the typical causes of rotating machine failure such as misalignment, but also face a range of specific environmental challenges, including high or gusting wind speeds, dust, sand and, in coastal locations, high concentrations of salt. In the 1990s, for example, vibration and accelerated wear caused a fan blade to shear off a cooling tower in Pennsylvania, ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • An Inertial Measurement Unit Application for a GPR Tracking and Positioning

    Abstract Abilities of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for ground penetrating radar (GPR) tracking and positioning are presented at this paper. The IMU operation principle is based on calculating of the device's orientation in space via measurement of linear accelerations and angular velocities. Features of the IMU, GPS and wheel odometer are compared. Principal scheme of the IMU consisted ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • TRaC UK – LDS V984 vibration testing of fuel probes for the V22 Osprey

    The Partnership Founded in 1934 as Flight Refuelling Limited (FRL), Cobham plc is a British manufacturing company based in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. It is organised into four core technology divisions – Mission Systems, Defence Systems, Avionics and Surveillance, and Aviation Services. The Cobham Mission Systems Division claims to be the world market leader for air-to-air ...

  • Sonic booms – environmentally friendly?

    JAXA and Brüel & Kjær Join Forces to Measure Sonic Booms Brüel & Kjær and JAXA join forces in a research project to measure sonic booms. Side-by-side with JAXA’s ABBA sonic boom system, Brüel & Kjær’s PULSE LAN-XI based data acquisition and analysis system is used to study the effects of sonic booms on buildings. When ...

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