In-situ dynamic force calibration using impact hammers

M. Kobusch, L. Klaus


This paper presents experimental investigations of in-situ dynamic force calibrations in which an impact hammer provides the dynamic reference force. Here, the force transducer to be calibrated remains in the original mechanical structure of the force measurement application to which calibration shock forces are applied in a suitable way. Numerous experiments with different force transducer set-ups and different impact hammer configurations were conducted to validate this in- situ calibration method. The paper describes the analysis of the measurement data and presents the force transfer functions obtained. Finally, these dynamic calibration results are discussed.

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