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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...
January 17, 2017
Thespians the world over are a superstitious lot.  So much so that they believe that wishes of good luck prior to a performance will bring just the opposite.  This has evolved into the...
January 12, 2017
There are a variety of fixed, adjustable and combination bondable resistors for use in many applications where precise resistance is required. Appropriate patterns are available in both low and high...
January 10, 2017
Being the New Year, many of us take notice that we no longer have that fit and trim shape we once enjoyed. We’ve become a little soft around the middle. Well, materials have a similar problem...
January 5, 2017
Solvent degreasers that are used to remove surface contaminates like oil, grease, etc. should leave nothing behind other than a contaminate-free surface. While there are a number of solvents...
January 3, 2017
Metal Strain Gages Remain Key Despite Initial Rejection This article was originally published in “Sound and Vibration”, February 2009. It is presented here, with permission from...
December 29, 2016
Why should I use strain gage sensors when I have an FEA model of my part? Computer models are useful tools for predicting structural performance, but they only tell part of the story.  Strain...
December 27, 2016
Measurement science contains many axioms. For me, one stands out; do not unintentionally affect the outcome.  How so? Not that I would have personal experience or anything, but let’s...
December 22, 2016
Strain gage sensor performance is easily degraded by the effects of moisture, chemical attack or mechanical damage. As a result, strain gage sensors require varying degrees of protection...