Controllable Hydraulic Loading Unit for Rowing Simulator

G. Dervinis, K. Sarkauskas, V. Grigas, R. T. Tolocka

Abstract


The hydraulic oar load unit for rowing simulator has been designed that simulates oar. The device is developed on the base of experimental investigations and computer modeling and ensures the load on the oar similar to the acting during on-water rowing. The load control is organized by the control system consisting of proportional flow control valve and programmable logic controller, changing the working liquid flow through the valve. Three encoders, supported by controller with PC-based supervisory control and data acquisition system are used for positioning of the oar. Suggested system allows significantly expand simulator using possibilities to master new training methods and to identify training potentiality of athletes.  Ill. 6, bibl. 6, tabl. 1 (in English; abstracts in English and Lithuanian).

http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eee.116.10.881


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