System and method for measuring dynamic loads in a magnetic bearing Patent uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Childs, D.

publication date

  • February 2003