Case Study of Shape Design of Load Cell Using Finite Element Method

  • Reaugkittakarn, Saravut (Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) ;
  • Sripituk, Jettiya (Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) ;
  • Pongswatd, Sawai (Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) ;
  • Pannil, Pittaya (Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang) ;
  • Ukakimapurn, Prapart (Department of Instrumentation Engineering Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang)
  • Published : 2005.06.02

Abstract

In this paper, the application of finite element method to design the shape of load cell as an illustrative case study is described. The relationship between the various shapes of load cell and their stress characteristic were analyzed by COSMOS simulation program. The results obtained from the proposed analysis can be applied to determine the appropriate position of strain gauges for good quality load cell. The experimental results show the good efficiency of the proposed technique.