Calibration of cyclic force with inertial force correction to a fatigue testing machine

Feng Tian, Xiao Yin, Bo Li


The accuracy between a dynamic force and a static force applied on a specimen by a fatigue machine is usually not the same. By establishing physical vibration models of fatigue machines, it is concluded that the error of a cyclic force is mainly caused by the inertial force of the vibration mass between the machine sensor and the specimen. After the inertial force is exactly corrected, the force displayed on the machine would be consistent with the real force on the specimen. A standard dynamic force calibration sensor (DFCS) with an inertial force correction method has been used to do calibration of fatigue testing machines in this paper. Compared with the replica test-piece method, the two calibration results are close to each other.

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