Accelerometer (High g 2-Axis)
Sensor Range Information:
- X and Y Axis (g)
± 40 g
0 - 50 g Resultant force
- X and Y Axis ( ms-2)
± 400 ms-2
0 - 500 ms-2 Resultant force
The Accelerometer is an electromechanical device that will measure acceleration forces. These forces may be static, like the constant force of gravity pulling at your feet, or dynamic - caused by moving the Accelerometer.
There are 2 Accelerometer sensors, a High g 2-Axis and a Low g 3-Axis (Order No. 3200).
This Accelerometer records to a maximum of 50 g making it suitable for larger accelerations e.g. collision investigations between carts or a cart and a surface or impact investigations such as a rod landing on different surfaces.
It has 6 ranges and can record
- Acceleration along a single axis using a particular axis range i.e. X or Y.
- Resultant Force – the sum of the force in both component accelerations (X and Y).
(The Low g 3-Axis type will record accelerations along 3 single axes (X, Y and Z) to a maximum of 10 g, the resultant force of all 3 axes to a maximum of 20 g, plus vibration and angle).
Both Accelerometers can show the acceleration as multiples of g or as ms-2.
The Accelerometer is supplied with a kit that allows the sensor to be attached to the top of a Dynamics cart.
Use the High g 2-Axis Accelerometer to study:
- Acceleration of a Dynamics cart on a track
- Impulse (force change at collision)
- Collisions between carts or a cart and a surface
- Impact force on landing e.g. athlete landing on a crash mat after a jump
- Forces when ball is kicked or thrown or struck with a racquet
- Explanation of opposing forces e.g. resistive forces countering force of mass on a surface
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