External Balance

External Balance

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External Balance

The design and manufacture of External Balances

The External Balance is designed to measure six components of force and moment with very high precision while located outside of the wind tunnel test section. The External Balance is designed to measure moments about a point at or near the tunnel centerline. The balance is designed to be compact, yet rigid. The natural frequencies are high and the deflections are extremely low. Models are attached to the balance by a variety of support systems. External balances include semi-span and platform balances. Calspan has the expertise to help you define your external balance system  and then design, manufacture, calibrate and integrate the system into your test section.

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