• A COMPARISON OF METHODS FOR MEASUREMENT OF PRESSURE IN HYDRAULIC LINES

      Sprague, Susan; Chorney, Andrew; Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2000-10)
      This presentation summarizes a study characterizing strain gages and pressure transducers used to measure the fluid pressure within aircraft hydraulic lines. A series of laboratory calibrations and finite element analyses was performed to demonstrate the quality of data from both pressure transducers and strain gages under variations in both temperature and external strains on the hydraulic lines. Strain gages showed a marked susceptibility to external strains on hydraulic lines, and wide variations in susceptibility to temperature changes. Pressure transducers were found to be relatively immune to both conditions. It is recommended that strain gages be used for trend data only.