Precision force transducers using mechanical resonators

T. Ueda*, F. Kohsaka, E. Ogita

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This paper describes the principles and characteristics of some symmetrical 'double-ended tuning fork' resonators (machined from elinvar alloy or etched from quartz crystal), and their applications as force/pressure transducers. The temperature coefficient and drift can be made quite small, and the output signal - frequency- can be measured easily and precisely. A microprocessor linearises transducer characteristics - linearity was within 0.001% of span for elinvar transducers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)


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