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Microengineered dynamometer for microfan thrust measurement

TitleMicroengineered dynamometer for microfan thrust measurement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDhariwal, R., M. Leonard, M. P. Y. Desmulliez, B. Reuben, and J. Armstrong
JournalElectronics Letters
Pagination1394 -1395
Date Published23
Keywordsaxial-flow microfans, beams (structures), cup-shaped bearings, drag, dynamometers, fans, friction, microengineered dynamometer, microengineered three-beam suspended structure, microfan thrust measurement, micromechanical devices, microturbines, Ni, nickel, thrust force, thrust testing, torsional friction drag, turbines

The fabrication, development and thrust testing of a microengineered three-beam suspended structure manufactured in nickel is described. The structure is intended to be used as a support for axial-flow microfans and microturbines. The purpose of the test device is to measure torsional friction drag as a function of thrust force in configurations where microfans have cup-shaped bearings