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Mechanical Components - Accelerometers

Sensors: Acceleration


Acceleration

Accelerometers
Accelerometers
An accelerometer is an electromechanical transducer which produces at its output terminals, a voltage or charge that is proportional to the acceleration to which it is subjected. The piezoelectric elements (similar to small crystals) within the accelerometer have the property of producing an electrical charge which is directly proportional to the strain and thus the applied force when loaded either in tension, compression or shear.

Applications include measurement of Acceleration, Angular Acceleration, Velocity, Position, RPM or Angular Rate, Frequency, Impulse and Impulse Energy, Force, Tilt and Orientation, and Motion Detection.

 




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