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Design of a Tension Load Cell


Calle, Jean-Michel (1965) Design of a Tension Load Cell. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/HBSD-J913.


A tension load cell is designed along the two following main ideas: - Decrease the pressure by which the applied load is measured. - Design a thinner and therefore more flexible diaphragm. After calculation of the stresses produced in the diaphragm, a thinner but still strong diaphragm is designed as well as the equipment necessary to build it. The shape and dimensions of the diaphragm being determined, the tension load cell is then designed. Working drawings of the parts of the mold and the tension load cell are given at the end of the work, in the appendix.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Mechanical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Morelli, Dino A.
Thesis Committee:
  • morelli, Dino A. (chair)
  • Acosta, Allan J.
  • Wood, David Shotwell
Defense Date:19 May 1965
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09102002-145241
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ID Code:3425
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:11 Sep 2002
Last Modified:07 Feb 2024 23:58

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