Articles

April 18, 2018
Strain gage installers (= stress analysts) sometimes have trouble getting the strain gage sensors to bond to the test structure, when using the cellophane tape method of gage handling, for example,...
April 13, 2018
Stress analysis is often not well understood by corporate management, particularly by managers who rose to their administrative positions through nontechnical channels. In many companies the stress...
April 9, 2018
An indispensable preliminary to the start-up of any experimental stress analysis test is verification that all components in the measuring system are functioning properly to produce accurate,...
April 5, 2018
The bulk of industrial experimental stress analysis is currently performed with the resistance strain gage (often irrespective of whether this represents the most effective means of determining the...
March 6, 2018
A Micro-Measurements foil strain gage sensor is an inherently precise measurement device, easily capable of resolving one part in a million (PPM) or more. That capability is primarily due to the...
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...