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August 25, 2016
Not all composite material surfaces are created equal.  Some composite surfaces are quite smooth and can be prepared for strain sensor bonding with minimal surface preparation, see Bulletin 129...
August 23, 2016
“A little push in the right direction can make a big difference.” Sandip Karmakar   The 2015-16 Michigan State University’s Formula Racing Team set out to collect real...
August 18, 2016
Watching world-class athletes compete in the Rio Olympics and perform under stressful conditions makes me wonder how professional straingagers handle stress.   Just like the champion...
August 18, 2016
So what do we do when we want to measure strain at the right angle interface of two surfaces? The strain sensor cannot be placed completely into that intersection point.   Strip foil...
August 16, 2016
Follow these ten steps to guide you towards a successful strain gage installation.   Determine what temperature(s) will be encountered during the test. Operating temperatures will...
August 11, 2016
Measuring strains on hot surfaces is a challenge. Besides the challenges of sensor installation to survive the temperature excursion, changes in surface temperature can cause thermal deformations not...
August 8, 2016
Vibratory Stress Relief (VSR) is a technique that uses vibration equipment to excite a part at a resonant frequency, which reduces the working residual stresses in the part and enhances service life...
August 4, 2016
Miguel Angel Bravo shows a standard test configuration for characterizing the strength and material properties of concrete samples, using strain gage sensors embedded in the concrete....
August 2, 2016
In the past decade, reduced equipment costs have made three-dimensional printing of plastics a cost-effective technique for rapid prototyping new designs. This tool allows the design engineer to not...
July 28, 2016
Donielle Dockery explains how Micro-Measurements foil  strain sensors are used to ensure you are getting the correct amount of food at the Supermarket. Digital food scales use Micro-Measurements...