A comparison of measurement accuracy from two 6 degree-of-freedom dynamometers

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Conference2nd Canadian Marine Dynamics Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-11, 1993
AbstractTwo different 6 degree-of-freedom dynamometers were designed and used in model test programs to measure wave induced global loads and moments exerted on a model gravity base gructure (GBS). The first dynamometer used 3 six degree-of-freedom load cells, while the second used 6 single degree-of-freedom load cells. In this paper, the design, calibration and comparison of measurement accuracy are discussed. In addition to measuring the global loads and moments on a GBS model, both designs can be adapted for use in other applications. A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of both designs are included in the paper.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6491
NPARC number8895970
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