Design and Construction of a Vibration Data Acquisition System for Road Vehicles
Keywords:road vehicle, vibration, data acquisition, microcontroller, accelerometer
AbstractThis article describes the design of a vibration data acquisition system which can be mounted on the undercarriage of a vehicle to acquire information about the quality of and defects in road surfaces. It is important to be able to deduce the condition of a road section from its data. For practical reasons, a microcontroller-based control unit was used and a separate power supply created. Bumps in the road were detected by a piezoelectric accelerometer. Once the system was completed, different measurements were made and the results analyzed. According to the results, it can be stated that the whole system worked well since they are identical to reality. The bumps in the road were clearly visible on the diagrams. It was concluded that the completed vibration data acquisition system is more than capable of detecting bumps in roads. The advantage of the system is that it can be easily mounted on any car which does not need to be driven at low speeds.
How to Cite
Nagy, R., & Szalai, I. (2020). Design and Construction of a Vibration Data Acquisition System for Road Vehicles. Hungarian Journal of Industry and Chemistry, 48(1), 71–75. https://doi.org/10.33927/hjic-2020-11