A new load cell for measuring normal and shear stresses

Authors

  • Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Schulze,

    1. Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Volkmaroder Straße 4/5, D-3300 Braunschweig
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  • Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Lyle,

    1. Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Volkmaroder Straße 4/5, D-3300 Braunschweig
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  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Schwedes

    1. Institut für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Volkmaroder Straße 4/5, D-3300 Braunschweig
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Abstract

A special stress measuring device for determining the normal and shear stresses acting on silo walls was developed and tested. The load cell can be used for measuring simultaneously the normal stress as well as the intensity and direction of the shear stress.

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