A FORTRAN Program for the Calculation of the Calibration Coefficients of a Six-Component Strain Gauge Balance
Flight mechanics technical memo.
AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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A computer program written in FORTRAN has been developed to calculate the calibration coefficients of a six-component strain gauge balance. The method of Least Squares is used in the calculation procedures which do not require the components of the balance to be loaded independently. The procedures are, in fact, independent of the way the balance is loaded as long as the supplied load output data provide sufficient information for the determination of the coefficients. The program incorporates several statistical estimations for the evaluation of the performance of the calibration process. It can therefore be used as an experimental tool for the investigation of different loading schemes which may be used to calibrate a strain gauge balance. Australia.
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