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Resonator Force Transducers

  • Dan Mihai Ştefănescu

Abstract

The resonator sensors (wires, beams, membranes, cylinders or tubes) are mechanical modifiers in which an elastic element is excited into vibration at its natural frequency, the value of which depends on the desired input quantity [12.1]. The output is thus at a frequency proportional to the measurand of interest, e.g. force or pressure. Like in properly excited parametric transducers, the stress applied to an elastic body generates a proportional signal. Resonant sensors are based on the fact that the resonance frequency (or relative phase of oscillation) of a vibrating micromechanical structure is a highly sensitive device for parameters that alter the resonator stiffness or geometry [12.2].

Keywords

Resonant Frequency Force Transducer Tuning Fork Quartz Tuning Fork Quartz Resonator 
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