Design and simulation of 3-dof strain gauge force transducer

Ankur Jaiswal, H. P. Jawale, Kshitij Shrivastava

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Force transducers are capable of determining the magnitude of force applied by measuring strain deformations. The strain induced on the transducer is measured using strain gauges. Usually, the force transducers, being unidirectional, are able to sense only axial force or torque. This paper presents an innovative force transducer for sensing triaxial loads and moments pertaining to its unique shape which allows strategic placement of strain gauges. The transducer is designed in a frame-like structure by stacking three cantilever beams one in each orthogonal axis. Each frame is sensitive to the load applied in the corresponding orthogonal direction. This configuration provides advantage of uniform sensitivity in triaxial loading applications with negligible cross sensitivity. The transducer is having a proportional force and moment conversion due to its single body structure and isotropic material properties. A new design for the transducer is also proposed and the comparative behavior of both, for uniaxial and triaxial loading, is presented. The two designs are analyzed by FE analysis in ABAQUS for principle and shear strain with varying loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics- Proceedings of ICTACEM 201
EditorsB.N. Singh, Arnab Roy, Dipak Kumar Maiti
PublisherSpringer Gabler
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789811511882
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event7th International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, ICTACEM 2017 - Kharagpur, India
Duration: 28-12-201730-12-2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference7th International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, ICTACEM 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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