Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.

Abstract

The goal of the project was to implement a low-cost vibration monitoring device that could be used to detect the presence of a loose screw in a vibrating mechanical system. The instrumentation system was implemented using both strain gages and accelerometers and a performance comparison between the two implementations was made. It was found that with proper signal conditioning, less expensive strain gages showed comparable performance to that of accelerometers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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