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Tri-axis convective accelerometer with closed-loop heat source

Dau, Van Thanh and Dinh, Thien Xuan and Dang, Lam Bao and Tran, Canh-Dung and Bui, Thanh Tung and Phan, Hoa Thanh (2018) Tri-axis convective accelerometer with closed-loop heat source. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 275 . pp. 51-59. ISSN 0924-4247

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In this paper, we report the details and findings of a study on tri-axis convective accelerometer, which is designed with the closed-loop type heat source and thermal sensing hotwire elements. The closed-loop heat source enhances the convective flow to the central part where a hotwire is placed to measure the vertical component of acceleration. The simulation was conducted using numerical analysis, and the device was prototyped by additive manufacturing. The device, functioning as a tilt sensor and an accelerometer, was tested up to acceleration of 20 g. The experiments were successfully conducted and the experimental results agreed reasonably with those obtained by numerical analysis. The results demonstrated that the closed-loop heat source could reduce the cross effect between the acceleration components. The scale factor and cross-sensitivity had the values of 0.26 uV/g and 1.2%, respectively. The cross-sensitivity and the effects of heating power were also investigated in this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OpenFOAM, Closed-loop heater, Convective accelerometer, Hotwire, Tri-axis
Subjects: ISI-indexed journals
Divisions: Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (FET)
Depositing User: Bùi Thanh Tùng
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 09:38

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