Six-component Force Measurement System

 

six component

 

The six-component force measurement system consists of two frames interconnected by means of 6 transducers. Forces and moments (in a Cartesian co-ordinate system) can be determined from the measurement of the six transducers.

The system is designed to be used with the planar motion mechanism (PMM). The lower frame is connected to the model while the upper frame is mounted by means of extenders to the cardan joints of the PMM. When the PMM is stationary, hydrodynamic forces from water flow along the model or from waves can be measured. For the case when the PMM is moving, the hydrodynamic reaction forces acting on the moving model can be determined.