January 2017

January 31, 2017 - 4:30pm
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 equilibrium with its...
January 26, 2017 - 8:18am
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 is...
January 24, 2017 - 10:00am
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 some of...
January 20, 2017 - 8:04am
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 - 8:31am
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 - 8:00am
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 tradition of...
January 12, 2017 - 8:23am
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 - 4:00pm
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 with...
January 5, 2017 - 8:17am
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 - 8:18am
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 Patrick L. Walter....