In-Line Load Cell for Flexible Strength Member Materials.
Patent, Filed 27 Aug 90, patented 7 Jul 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An in-line load cell for flexible strength member materials. An aluminum cylindrical body section houses two steel pins that perpendicularly pass through the longitudinal axis of the body section. Both steel pins extend from either side of the body section to provide four wrapping points for a flexible strength member to be tested. The load cell is placed in the line of action of the strength member and the strength member is wrapped about the four wrapping points. The forces exerted on the wrapping points cause bending moments to occur around the steel pins as tension is applied throughout the strength member. A strain gauge mounted on the body section between the two steel pins measures the tension in the flexible member based on the tensile strain in the body section.
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