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November 13, 2018
A connecting rod is a rigid member which connects a piston to a crank or crankshaft. The connecting rod is best known because of its use in internal combustion (IC) piston engines, such as vehicle...
November 13, 2018
Today, a pressure vessel (cylindrical or spherical) is designed to hold liquids or gases at a pressure substantially higher than the ambient pressure. The soda can is considered a thin wall pressure...
November 5, 2018
In this iNote Ron Rath, CEO at TECAT discusses a new telemetry system that incorporates Micro-Measurements strain gage sensors and MEMS accelerometer to report torque, vibration and acceleration from...
November 5, 2018
PCB’s remain among the most essential components of today’s Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Autonomous Vehicles, instrumentation & control,...
November 2, 2018
  Humans define their existence spatially and temporally. That is, using location and time: “I’m 39 years old,” “I’m moving to Alaska,” “It should...
October 23, 2018
How hard is it to install a foil strain gage sensor outside? What about using a waterproof strain gage? With practice, installing strain gage sensors becomes a routine operation.  It does...
October 18, 2018
ASCO, a company with expertise in oil and gas production, had a requirement at their port facilities to measure and monitor critical loads, and to make the data available wirelessly throughout the...
October 5, 2018
One aspect of the strain gage sensor bonding procedure that sometimes is short-changed in the process of installation, is proper strain gage clamping. With adhesively bonded strain gages, the strain...
September 27, 2018
I would like first to explain why we chose the image for this article.  Many years ago there were several brave stress analysts who bonded strain gage sensors to a horse shoe, while the horse...
September 20, 2018
The global annual cost of fractures has been estimated at more than $150 billion dollars, with an optimistically stated uncertainty of ±10%.  The cost includes the cost of the item that...