Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Economics, Finance and Statistics (ICEFS 2017)

Improvement on the Transducer Sensitivity Measurement Results using Vibration Exciters

Authors
Moses Temba, Shenzhi Du
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Moses Temba
Available Online January 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icefs-17.2017.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Transverse motion, Exciter, Accelerometer, Uncertainty of Measurement
Abstract
Abstract. The most important equipment in a calibration system used to calibrate vibration transducers is the exciter used for generating motions. A perfect exciter when excited in a geometrical direction, should provide a stable, single directional and distortion free vibratory movement, without generating any additional source of uncertainty. Unfortunately, this condition cannot be easily realised in real situation. Most commercial exciters experience high limitations when used during sensor calibrations. The accelerometer will be sensitive to any movements generated along its input axis when the seismic is not symmetric to the input axis. The parasitic exciter's features will undesirably affect the accelerometer's response, which may degrade calibration's accuracy.The paper will show how the exciter's total transverse motion, amongst other effects was resolved into vectors (x- and y vectors) in representing the parasitic effects that will influence the accurate calibration results of the accelerometer. These vectors were calculated and quantified as the error affecting the accelerometer results. The error was added to the results in the form of UoM contributing to the accelerometer's sensitivity results. A model will be used to verify the total uncertainty to be added to the results.
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Proceedings
2017 International Conference on Economics, Finance and Statistics (ICEFS 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
January 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-311-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icefs-17.2017.39How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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