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Automotive Sensors by John Turner

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CHAPTER 8

ACCELEROMETERS

Jonathan Swingler

1. INTRODUCTION

Shock and vibration are present in all areas of our daily lives. Whenever a structure moves it experiences acceleration. The ability to characterize this acceleration leads to a better understanding of the dynamic characteristics that govern the behavior of the structural movement. These measurements are vital for the development, testing, and operation of structures and machines in all fields of engineering. The resulting data can be used to modify response, enhance ruggedness, improve durability, and/or reduce noise and vibration.

An accelerometer is an electromechanical transducer that converts the mechanical motion of a mass into an electrical signal proportional to the acceleration ...

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