Innovations in Piezoelectric Wheel Dynamometer Technology 2002-01-0800
Since decades KISTLER is contiuously innovating in the field of piezoelectric sensor technology. This paper describes major technological progresses in the field of rotating wheel dynamometers: the six-component Rotating Wheel Dynamometer RWD and the Rotating Wheel Torque Meter RWT. First the systems are explained in detail, then outstanding applications in vehicle development, tire power loss determination and tire deformation investigation are given. An outlook on upcoming innovations concludes the paper.