Force Traceability Within the Meganewton Range

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In mechanical engineering, aerospace industry, energy industry, building industry, safety engineering and testing, forces with nominal values in excess of 15 MN are measured. The application of force measuring devices can be totally different from their calibration due to different mounting conditions, different force introduction components, different loading profiles and different time influences. Traceable calibration of suitable transfer standards should improve the measurement of forces in industrial applications and also the force range needs to be extended to larger nominal values because there is an increasing demand for traceable calibrations in the MN range for forces up to 30 MN in European industry, in future maybe even up to 50 MN. The purpose of this project is developed highest nominal value force transfer standards have to be investigated in order to improve the measurement of forces and the dissemination of the quantity of force. The partner institute and countries are PTB-Germeny, CEM- Spain, CMI-Czech Republic, GUM-Poland, INRiM-Italy, LNE-France, NPL-United Kingdom, TÜBİTAK UME-Turkey, MIKES- Finland, BAM-Germany. The impact of this project is to make more precise measurement of force in industry for further developments and improved products.

 

The total budget of the Project is 2.646,391 EURO with total 199,5 person/months. The allocation of TÜBİTAK UME in this Project is 48.300,00 Euro with 6 person/months. UME will participate 5 workpackages from total 6 packages given below table for contributing to the Project with long experience in force metrology.

 

WP No

Work Package Name

Active JRP-Participants (WP)

WP1

Force transfer standards in the highest range of or exceeding 50 MN

PTB, LNE, CEM, GUM, UME , INRIM , NPL

WP2

Multi-component force measurement

INRIM, PTB, NPL, LNE, CMI

WP3

Influence of the time-loading procedure for industrial force and torque measurement application

LNE, CMI, PTB, CEM, UME, NPL, INRIM

WP4

Improved dissemination of SI units

PTB, CEM, UME, NPL, LNE, INRIM

WP5

Creating impact

PTB, all

WP6

Management and coordination

PTB, all

 

(in progress)