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Special Issue "Sensors and New Trends in Global Metrology"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensors Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2023 | Viewed by 1496

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jerzy Józwik
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Production Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Interests: cutting processes; surface metrology; tribology; maintenance; process diagnostics; additive manufacturing technologies
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Dr. Wojciech Walendziuk
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45D Str., 15-351 Białystok, Poland
Interests: sensor technology; energy harvesting; metrology; measurement uncertainty; environmental measurement; unmanned aerial vehicle; electrical measurement of nonelectrical quantities; virtual instruments; Internet of Things
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Królczyk
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Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Production Automation, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Opole University of Technology, 5 Mikolajczyka Street, 45-271 Opole, Poland
Interests: surface metrology; optimization of difficult-to-cut materials; sensor technology; metrology; measurement uncertainty; environmental measurement; optimization of geometrical and physical parameters of surface integrity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The progressive digitization of science and enterprises is the main cause of the current changes in ensuring high-quality research and production. The purpose of the Special Issue is to create a platform for the exchange of views and experiences as well as the presentation of research results on new trends in the field of searching for and applying new sensor solutions and new trends in global metrology. The subject of the Special Issue concerns the most important development trends in sensors and modern legal and applied metrology. In particular, it includes electrical, medical, chemical, physical, industrial metrology, photometry, and radiometry.

Potential topics include but are not limited to new directions in the development of modern metrology in areas requiring support with measurement infrastructure based on advanced technologies and innovative solutions metrology versus the progressive digitization of manufacturing companies; metrology used directly in production; new plug and play solutions for the integration and automation of metrology in production plants; the role of new and modern metrology in the field of process quality assurance and product control; predictive support for metrology thanks to the use of artificial intelligence; innovative measurement techniques supported by intelligent algorithms for processing large data sets; consumer metrology and product quality; new measurement methods and new general procedures for processing raw experimental data and big experimental data, which were developed in many fields of science derived from metrology (e.g., mechanical and electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, pharmacy, medicine); evolution of scientific metrology that results both from the fast progress of science (e.g., the use of quantum standards) and the increasing demand for measurements at the highest metrological level (e.g., measurements of time in the global navigation satellite systems, GNSS); new trends in the construction of measuring sensors, measuring systems, ionizing radiation measurements, coordinate measurements, thermometry and thermovision measurements, photonic measurement techniques, etc.; new and current trends for the long-term development of metrology, in its broad understanding (acoustics and vibrations, time and frequency, chemistry, length and angle, electricity and magnetism, photometry and radiometry, mass, and above all, metrology as a support tool for industry).

Dr. Jerzy Józwik
Dr. Wojciech Walendziuk
Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Królczyk
Guest Editors

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  • sensors
  • measurement methods
  • legal metrology
  • applied metrology
  • procedures of signal processing
  • intelligent algorithms
  • quantum standards
  • SI standards

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Design and Shape Optimization of Strain Gauge Load Cell for Axial Force Measurement for Test Benches
Sensors 2022, 22(19), 7508; - 03 Oct 2022
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The load cell is an indispensable component of many engineering machinery and industrial automation for measuring and sensing force and torque. This paper describes the design and analysis of the strain gauge load cell, from the conceptional design stage to shape optimization (based [...] Read more.
The load cell is an indispensable component of many engineering machinery and industrial automation for measuring and sensing force and torque. This paper describes the design and analysis of the strain gauge load cell, from the conceptional design stage to shape optimization (based on the finite element method (FEM) technique) and calibration, providing ample load capacity with low-cost material (aluminum 6061) and highly accurate force measurement. The amplifier circuit of the half Wheatstone bridge configuration with two strain gauges was implemented experimentally with an actual load cell prototype. The calibration test was conducted to evaluate the load cell characteristics and derive the governing equation for sensing the unknown load depending on the measured output voltage. The measured sensitivity of the load cell is approximately 15 mV/N and 446.8 µV/V at a maximum applied load of 30 kg. The findings are supported by FEM results and experiments with an acceptable percentage of errors, which revealed an overall error of 6% in the worst situation. Therefore, the proposed load cell meets the design considerations for axial force measurement for the laboratory test bench, which has a light weight of 20 g and a maximum axial force capacity of 300 N with good sensor characteristics. Full article
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