Articles

February 22, 2018
STRAIN GAGE INSTALLATION AND PROTECTION IN FIELD ENVIRONMENTS Introduction Field installation of strain gages presents the stress analyst with several unique “problems”,...
February 14, 2018
The technical literature on strain measurement can make the subject appear complex and confusing. Indeed, measurements sometimes are complex and confusing. But more often than not they are...
February 8, 2018
OVERVIEW     The operating characteristics of resistive metal foil strain gages are influenced by many parameters,  probably the most fundamental of which are the backing...
January 29, 2018
Buying a new mountain bike? You need to decide between bikes with front suspension only (a “hardtail”) or full (front and rear) suspension. We decided to investigate the change in...
January 25, 2018
A customer approached us with a skyscraper structural monitoring application that requires user defined alarm and warning triggered events to be sent to the remote operator located thousands of miles...
January 22, 2018
Our new Aluminum checklist helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a strain measurement task. We all need checklists to keep track of what needs to be done to get an accurate...
January 19, 2018
Our new glass checklist helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a strain measurement task. Any stress analyst who has to carry around an enormous amount of knowledge and...
January 18, 2018
Our new CONCRETE / ROCK checklist helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a strain measurement task. Using a checklist can seem tedious and boring, but the practice can save...
January 16, 2018
Our new COMPOSITE / PLASTIC / FIBERGLASS checklist helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a strain measurement task. Do you have strain measurements that you need to do...
January 15, 2018
Our new steel checklist helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a strain measurement task. By having a checklist any stress analyst can complete repetitive strain measurements...