Project: Force traceability within the meganewton range

Many industrial and civil engineering applications need force measurement and there is increasing demand for the measurement of larger forces of up to 30 meganewtons (MN). National Measurement Institutes can measure between 1 and 15 MN using a variety of force standard machines and build-up systems can be used for higher forces. However, no standards or guidelines are currently available to calculate their uncertainties. This project will extend the range of primary force standards up to at least 30 MN with a target uncertainty of 0.05 %. It will also improve transfer standards to help reliably disseminate the unit of force and improve force measurements in industry. This will result in improved accuracies for mechanical testing with more realistic estimations of measurement uncertainties. This will establish a basis for further developments in mechanical engineering, the aerospace, energy and building industries, and safety and testing.

Acronym SIB63 Force (Reference Number: SIB63)
Duration 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Centro Español de Metrología Partner Spain
4 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
8 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
9 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
10 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
11 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey