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Accession Number N20120012535
Title Detection of Bi-Directionality in Strain-Gage Balance Calibration Data.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 13p
Personal Author N. Ulbrich
Abstract An indicator variable was developed for both visualization and detection of bi-directionality in wind tunnel strain-gage balance calibration data. First, the calculation of the indicator variable is explained in detail. Then, a criterion is discussed that may be used to decide which gage outputs of a balance have bi-directional behavior. The result of this analysis could be used, for example, to justify the selection of certain absolute value or other even function terms in the regression model of gage outputs whenever the Iterative Method is chosen for the balance calibration data analysis. Calibration data of NASA's MK40 Task balance is analyzed to illustrate both the calculation of the indicator variable and the application of the proposed criterion. Finally, bi-directionality characteristics of typical multi piece, hybrid, single piece, and semispan balances are determined and discussed.
Keywords Calibrating
Mathematical models
Measuring instruments
Regression analysis
Strain gage balances
Weight indicators
Wind tunnel apparatus

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 51A - Aerodynamics
51F - Test Facilities & Equipment
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, CA. Ames Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number NNA09DB39C

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