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dc.contributor.author Foster, J.D.G.
dc.contributor.author Uziak, J.
dc.contributor.author Loukanov, I.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-26T08:00:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-26T08:00:08Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Foster, J.D.G. et al (2009) Measurement of operating forces in a Ram press crushing sunflower seed, Strain: An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 190-193 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1475-1305 (Online)
dc.identifier.issn 0039-2103 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/633
dc.description.abstract This study presents the experimental setup and results of measurement of forces and moments in a manually operated ram press machine. Tests were conducted on a BP30 ram press using electrical resistance strain gauges to measure forces present in the machine under operating conditions. The forces were obtained by capturing data for the strains in six channels, using a digital instrument system, and later calculated by using the sensitivity factors. A method was proposed to estimate the tension force and bending moment in the connecting rods based on the sums and differences of measured strains. Results obtained were converted into spreadsheet data and presented in graphs versus the position angle of the operating lever. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1475-1305 en_US
dc.subject Digital transducer en_US
dc.subject Micro-strains en_US
dc.subject Ram press en_US
dc.subject Sensitivity factors en_US
dc.subject Strain gauges en_US
dc.title Measurement of operating forces in a ram press crushing sunflower seed en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-1305.2008.00420.x/pdf en_US


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