A Novel Torque Measurement Technique Based on Piezoelectric Sensors

In this project, a novel torque measurement technique based on piezoelectric sensors will be proposed to overcome the constraints posed by traditional methods such as strain gauges, magnetic pickups etc. Specially designed disks which are connected to the sensor will be mounted on the shaft. The proposed method will be used to compare relative twist in the shaft based on the phase difference between the disks. The angle of twist is then correlated to the torque applied. The proposed technique can be used as a low cost solution for torque measurement or rotating components. Finally, it is expected to publish the novel piezoelectric sensor based torque measurement technique in peer reviewed articles.

Mohammad Islam
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Shahria Alam
Project Year: 
British Columbia