Effects of Waveform Model on Sensitivity Values of Transducers Used in Mechanical Dynamic Measurements
E. Bılgıça and Y. Durgutb
aTÜBİTAK Ulusal Metroloji Enstitüsü, Acoustics Laboratory, Gebze-Kocaeli-Turkey
bTÜBİTAK Ulusal Metroloji Enstitüsü, Pressure Laboratory, Gebze-Kocaeli-Turkey
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Dynamic calibration of the pressure transducers and accelerometers are carried out by applying dynamic mechanical inputs to them. Determination of those transducers' sensitivities, defined as the ratio of electrical output of the transducer to the mechanical input, is an important task for calibration laboratories. Data obtained during calibration are processed in order to have the peak values of the input and output signals which are sampled by data acquisition boards. Different approximations are made such as fitting the data in the range of 90% of the maximum value for parabola or half-sine waveform. It is clear that waveform: model used and also the resolution and the sampling rate of the data acquisition boards have effects on the accuracy of the sensitivity of the transducer. For the investigation, the electrical output signal of the transducer corresponding to the mechanical input is recorded and simulated with different resolutions and sampling rates. Those data are processed for the waveforms of half-sine, parabola, Gaussian distribution. The effect of the waveform model of the input quantities on the dynamic sensitivity is discussed in this paper.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.B-267
PACS numbers: 06.20.dk