Articles

June 27, 2017
Bonded electrical resistance strain gages are an interesting lot. Deceptive in complexity, because of the deceivingly simple appearance,  it’s not difficult to prove on paper that...
June 6, 2017
The Holmes And Rahe Stress Scale is often used by doctors to find and answer to the question: Can the most stressful life events predict future illness or a failure? Two researchers in 1967...
May 30, 2017
Micro-Measurements manufactures its strain gages and applications accessories to the highest standards and under the strictest process controls to ensure the best possible accuracy; however, the...
May 5, 2017
Students at the Cal Poly Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering were tasked with the challenge of ensuring that a wing structure is within design limits.  To accomplish this task, a...
April 27, 2017
The Cal Poly Pomona Baja SAE team wanted to conduct tests that closely resembled the conditions their vehicle would experience during competition. Obstacles included rock gardens, steep inclines,...
April 6, 2017
Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD), such as the Micro-Measurements®TG-series, can achieve impressive temperature measurement accuracy (better than ±0.3°C). But, achieving these...
March 14, 2017
The Challenge The use of a computer simulation model has been invaluable for designing the suspension components on the Formula SAE racecar. The model uses the known geometry and weight...
February 28, 2017
A question came up recently about how to best approach gaging the inside of a tank that will be filled with liquid nitrogen for a test; following were our recommendations. The requirements of the...
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...
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...