January 2016

January 28, 2016 - 6:00am
Experienced strain gage users are aware that certain types of silicones can wreak havoc in strain gage bonding. Silicone grease, aerosol spray containing silicones, hand creams containing silicone,...
January 26, 2016 - 6:06am
Bonding Strain Gage Sensors to Glass or Similar Non-Porous Surfaces The application of bonded foil strain gage sensors to glass can be problematic due to the smooth surface and the fact that surface...
January 21, 2016 - 6:00am
Selecting the right self temperature compensation (STC) value helps reduce temperature sensitivity of the transducer by matching the strain gage sensor to the spring element material. In the part...
January 19, 2016 - 6:00am
In Formula SAE, reducing a car’s weight and having sufficient stiffness are major factors when trying to rise above the competition at events. In previous years for the Cal Poly Racing Formula SAE...
January 13, 2016 - 11:04am
“Sit back, relax, and enjoy a smooth and safe flight.” From the drawing board to reality, commercial and military aircraft manufacturers are replacing older hydraulic and pneumatic control systems...
January 11, 2016 - 8:14am
The use of strain gages to measure the strain and calculate the induced stress has been long recognized as a way to predict the long term performance of a product under stress.   The commonly used...
January 6, 2016 - 9:04am
Athletes the world over know the value of “working up a sweat” to enhance performance.  In the world of precision strain measurement, “sweating the details” also enhances performance.   One such...
January 4, 2016 - 5:07am
The testing of composite coupons is typically accomplished using large (better averaging), high resistance (to avoid grid self-heating) strain gages.  Soldering to attach the leadwires to the bonded...