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February 16, 2017
How do I install a foil strain gage sensor on a porous surface? For precision strain measurement, the bonded, rolled-foil strain sensor should be attached to a contiguous surface with a surface...
February 14, 2017
Every choice in life is like that first date.  First impressions can set the stage for three very different results: excellent bonding, crack propagation or full delamination. We all want to...
February 9, 2017
Why are there different strain sensor resistances?  The story for strain gage electrical resistance goes back many decades.  Originally, 120 Ω was used, because that value matched...
February 7, 2017
Strain gages which are delivered pre-wired or pre-cabled, such as Micro-Measurements C2A- Series, and CEA-Series with Option P2, save time during installation and are very popular products. ...
February 2, 2017
Why are 3 lead wires used for a quarter-bridge gage installation? Why not use just 2 wires? Electrically speaking, 2 wires from a quarter -bridge gage installation connected to a Wheatstone...
January 31, 2017
The term residual stress is generally used to describe the “locked-in” stress which may exist in a structural member or other specimen of material when the object is in thermal...
January 26, 2017
What is the STC number in the gage part number? STC stands for Self-Temperature-Compensation.  The number itself relates to the material coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that the gage...
January 24, 2017
While it’s true that some interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions for strain sensors, most interviews involve an exchange of common questions and answers. Here are...
January 20, 2017
Matt illustrates how to correctly wire a general purpose strain gage to achieve maximum fatigue life.  Reference Micro-Measurements Tech Tip TT-601 High-Elongation Strain Measurements....
January 19, 2017
To achieve top sporting and leisure performances, serious athletes need customized training methods that are continuously optimized to align with their needs. Precise knowledge of stress analysis and...