Study on miniaturized tri-axis heat convection accelerometer with experimental validation

Phan, Hoa Thanh and Dinh, Thien Xuan and Bui, Phong Nhu and Tran, Canh-Dung and Bui, Tung Thanh and Dang, Lam Bao and Dau, Van Thanh (2018) Study on miniaturized tri-axis heat convection accelerometer with experimental validation. In: 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS 2018), 22-26 April 2018, Singapore.


We present a study on tri-axis heat convective
accelerometer, which is designed with the closed-loop type heat source and thermal sensing hotwire elements. The closed-loop heat source enhances the convective flow to the central part, where a hotwire is placed, to measure the vertical component of acceleration. The simulation was conducted using numerical analysis, and the device was prototyped by additive manufacturing. The device, functioning as a tilt sensor and an accelerometer, was tested up to acceleration of 10g. The experiments were successfully conducted and the experimental results agreed reasonably with those obtained by numerical analysis. The results demonstrated that the closed-loop heat source could reduce the cross effect between the acceleration components.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 05:40
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 02:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: tri-axis heat convective accelerometer
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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