Articles

May 28, 2019
Cracks in the PCBs — brittle fractures in solder and even across components, particularly around BGAs — can be induced by in-circuit test fixtures and during assembly, burn-in and testing...
May 28, 2019
In this Podcast Darryl and Tom discuss how temperature can impact your strain gage sensor measurements and what are the available solutions such as choosing the right Self-Temperature Compensation (S...
May 12, 2019
The vast technical data on strain measurement can make our job complex and confusing. Indeed, force measurements many times are complex and confusing. But more often than not they are neither....
May 9, 2019
To measure such small changes in resistance, Advanced Sensors Technology strain gage sensor configurations are based on the idea of a Wheatstone bridge. The three types of strain gage configurations...
May 6, 2019
Warning: Weight plays a crucial role in how your car will perform against the clock.  The task for this project was to build a circuit that can measure strain quantitatively on the suspension...
March 22, 2019
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a smooth, safe ride through the Analog-Digital world. Occasionally, I hear the following question and complaint , “Why should I continue using foil strain gage...
March 18, 2019
Because a strain gage performs no better than the adhesive with which it is bonded to the test specimen, the adhesive is a vitally important component in every strain sensor installation. Although...
March 8, 2019
The title of this note may appear tautologous to the casual reader, but the reference here is to more than the obvious difference between mechanical and electrical phenomena. (Attention: Civil,...
March 1, 2019
Becoming a detective in stress analysis requires both experience, training and studying two major fields: Failure avoidance, which is also known as condition based maintenance (CBM) and failure...
February 27, 2019
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 neither....