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A Novel Permanent Magnetic Angular Acceleration Sensor.

Zhao H, Feng H - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: Due to the unique mechanical structure of the sensor, the output signal of the sensor can be directed without a slip ring, which avoids signal weakening effect.The sensitivity of the sensor is calibrated by torsional pendulum and angle sensor, yielding an experimental result of about 0.88 mV/(rad·s(-2)).Experimental result confirms the operating principle of the sensor and indicates that the sensor has good practicability.

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Affiliation: College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China. zhaohao204@163.com.

ABSTRACT
Angular acceleration is an important parameter for status monitoring and fault diagnosis of rotary machinery. Therefore, we developed a novel permanent magnetic angular acceleration sensor, which is without rotation angle limitations and could directly measure the instantaneous angular acceleration of the rotating system. The sensor rotor only needs to be coaxially connected with the rotating system, which enables convenient sensor installation. For the cup structure of the sensor rotor, it has a relatively small rotational inertia. Due to the unique mechanical structure of the sensor, the output signal of the sensor can be directed without a slip ring, which avoids signal weakening effect. In this paper, the operating principle of the sensor is described, and simulated using finite element method. The sensitivity of the sensor is calibrated by torsional pendulum and angle sensor, yielding an experimental result of about 0.88 mV/(rad·s(-2)). Finally, the angular acceleration of the actual rotating system has been tested, using both a single-phase asynchronous motor and a step motor. Experimental result confirms the operating principle of the sensor and indicates that the sensor has good practicability.

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Distribution of magnetic flux ФP.
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Mentions: The two dimensional structure of the sensor is modeled as shown Figure 7. The remanence of permanent magnet is 1.25 T, the coercive force of permanent magnet is −94,700 A/m, and the mesh length is set to 0.5 mm. After setting the boundary conditions, simulations are performed to obtain the distribution of ФP (shown in Figure 8) and the density cloud distribution of ФP (shown in Figure 9).


A Novel Permanent Magnetic Angular Acceleration Sensor.

Zhao H, Feng H - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Distribution of magnetic flux ФP.
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sensors-15-16136-f008: Distribution of magnetic flux ФP.
Mentions: The two dimensional structure of the sensor is modeled as shown Figure 7. The remanence of permanent magnet is 1.25 T, the coercive force of permanent magnet is −94,700 A/m, and the mesh length is set to 0.5 mm. After setting the boundary conditions, simulations are performed to obtain the distribution of ФP (shown in Figure 8) and the density cloud distribution of ФP (shown in Figure 9).

Bottom Line: Due to the unique mechanical structure of the sensor, the output signal of the sensor can be directed without a slip ring, which avoids signal weakening effect.The sensitivity of the sensor is calibrated by torsional pendulum and angle sensor, yielding an experimental result of about 0.88 mV/(rad·s(-2)).Experimental result confirms the operating principle of the sensor and indicates that the sensor has good practicability.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China. zhaohao204@163.com.

ABSTRACT
Angular acceleration is an important parameter for status monitoring and fault diagnosis of rotary machinery. Therefore, we developed a novel permanent magnetic angular acceleration sensor, which is without rotation angle limitations and could directly measure the instantaneous angular acceleration of the rotating system. The sensor rotor only needs to be coaxially connected with the rotating system, which enables convenient sensor installation. For the cup structure of the sensor rotor, it has a relatively small rotational inertia. Due to the unique mechanical structure of the sensor, the output signal of the sensor can be directed without a slip ring, which avoids signal weakening effect. In this paper, the operating principle of the sensor is described, and simulated using finite element method. The sensitivity of the sensor is calibrated by torsional pendulum and angle sensor, yielding an experimental result of about 0.88 mV/(rad·s(-2)). Finally, the angular acceleration of the actual rotating system has been tested, using both a single-phase asynchronous motor and a step motor. Experimental result confirms the operating principle of the sensor and indicates that the sensor has good practicability.

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