The Measurement of Mechanical Parameters in Machines

The Measurement of Mechanical Parameters in Machines

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Author: N. P. Rayevskii
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156514

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The Measurement of Mechanical Parameters in Machines is a translation from the Russian version and presents methods used in the U.S.S.R. for measuring mechanical properties. This book discusses different indicators and accepted methods of measuring separate parameters. This text also explains the metrological characteristics of mechanical parameters that can be determined by applying the equations of motion, usually represented as equations of kinetic energy or as a Lagrangian equation. The electrical methods of measuring machines and recording results are noted, and the kinds of methods preferred because these are more suitable in investigating the kinematic and dynamic parameters of the machine are reviewed. This book also discusses the two groups that make up the electrical methods of measuring dimensions, which are composed of 1) capacitive, inductive and resistance pick-ups and 2) photoelectric and bolometric pick-ups. The author adds that in designing experimental research of a machine, determining the measurement of its principal parameters, such as displacements, linear velocities, acceleration, torque, and vibrations, is very important. This text also notes that some experimental problems may exist, such as those related to measurements of non-uniform rotation of shafts and the determination of effective inertia in a machinery. Automotive engineers, industrial mechanics, physicists, and professors and students in applied physics will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the English Edition

    Preface to the Second Edition


    The Metrological Characteristics of Mechanical Parameters

    Electrical Methods of Measuring Mechanical Quantities

    Direct-Conversion Pick-ups

    Power-Operated Pick-ups

    Parametric Pick-ups

    Indirect Conversion Pick-ups

    Photo-electric Pick-ups

    Acoustic Pick-ups


    Measurement of the Principal Parameters

    The Measurement of Displacements

    The Measurement of Large Linear Displacements

    The Measurement of Displacements by means of a Bracket

    The Measurement of Small Linear Displacements

    The Measurement of Linear Micro-Displacements

    The Measurement of Angular Displacements

    The Measurement of Linear Velocities

    The Measurement of Linear Velocities of Small Displacements

    The Measurement of Linear Velocities of Large Displacements

    The Measurement of Angular Velocities

    The Measurement of Accelerations

    The Theory of Inertial Instruments

    Linear Acceleration Pick-ups with Inertial Elements

    The Measurement of Maximum Acceleration

    The Measurement of Accelerations on Impact

    Determination of the Scale of Acceleration

    The Measurement of Angular Accelerations

    The Measurement of Forces

    The Measurement of Torque

    Slip-Ring Devices for Measurement on Rotating Parts

    The Measurement of Vibrations

    Experimental Problems in Research on Machines

    Recording Paths in Plane Motion

    The Measurement of Non-Uniform Rotation of Shafts

    Experimental Determination of Effective Inertia in Machinery


    Amplifying Equipment

    Recording Instruments

    Processing of Oscillograms



Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156514

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N. P. Rayevskii

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