Articles

January 18, 2019
The purpose of surface preparation is to develop a chemically clean surface having a roughness appropriate to the gage installation requirements, a surface alkalinity corresponding to a pH of 7 or...
January 18, 2019
Concrete surfaces are usually uneven, rough, and porous. In order to develop a proper substrate for gage bonding, it is necessary to apply a leveling and sealing precoat of epoxy adhesive to the...
November 27, 2018
As an aviator, I’ve always found interest in aerospace applications of strain gages.  Strain gage use in testing aircraft goes way back to the 1940’s when experimental stress...
November 21, 2018
Case Study: Esta aplicación muestra como ARUS (Andalucía Racing Team) midió las cargas en los brazos de la suspensión, y empleó los datos para verificar su...
November 2, 2018
  Humans define their existence spatially and temporally. That is, using location and time: “I’m 39 years old,” “I’m moving to Alaska,” “It should...
October 18, 2018
ASCO, a company with expertise in oil and gas production, had a requirement at their port facilities to measure and monitor critical loads, and to make the data available wirelessly throughout the...
October 5, 2018
One aspect of the strain gage sensor bonding procedure that sometimes is short-changed in the process of installation, is proper strain gage clamping. With adhesively bonded strain gages, the strain...
September 27, 2018
I would like first to explain why we chose the image for this article.  Many years ago there were several brave stress analysts who bonded strain gage sensors to a horse shoe, while the horse...
September 20, 2018
The global annual cost of fractures has been estimated at more than $150 billion dollars, with an optimistically stated uncertainty of ±10%.  The cost includes the cost of the item that...
September 18, 2018
Torque measurement is a very common application, used to measure engine power output on propshafts and driveshafts, driver input through steering wheels, tightening bolts, or anywhere a component is...