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Sensor set-up for wireless measurement of automotive rim and wheel parameters in laboratory conditions
Author(s): M. Borecki; P. Prus; M. L. Korwin-Pawlowski; A. Rychlik; W. Kozubel
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Paper Abstract

Modern rims and wheels are tested at the design and production stages. Tests can be performed in laboratory conditions and on the ride. In the laboratory, complex and costly equipment is used, as for example wheel balancers and impact testers. Modern wheel balancers are equipped with electronic and electro-mechanical units that enable touch-less measurement of dimensions, including precision measurement of radial and lateral wheel run-out, automatic positioning and application of the counterweights, and vehicle wheel set monitoring - tread wear, drift angles and run-out unbalance. Those tests are performed by on-wheel axis measurements with laser distance meters. The impact tester enables dropping of weights from a defined height onto a wheel. Test criteria are the loss of pressure of the tire and generation of cracks in the wheel without direct impact of the falling weights.

In the present paper, a set up composed of three accelerometers, a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor is examined as the base of a wheel tester. The sensor set-up configuration, on-line diagnostic and signal transmission are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 1044569 (7 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280970
Show Author Affiliations
M. Borecki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Prus, Blue Oak Inventions (Poland)
M. L. Korwin-Pawlowski, Univ. du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
A. Rychlik, Univ. of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
W. Kozubel, Polkar Warmia (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10445:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Maciej Linczuk, Editor(s)

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