System and method for measuring dynamic loads in a magnetic bearing
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A system for measuring dynamic loads in a rotordynamic system having a rotor includes a magnetic bearing disposed around the rotor and having a plurality of magnets and at least one fiber optic strain gage associated with a pole of a respective magnet. The fiber optic strain gage is operable to detect a strain on the respective pole resulting from the dynamic loads. The detected strain is indicative of the dynamic loads.
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