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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...
August 31, 2018
How hard is it to install a foil strain gage sensor outside? What about using a waterproof strain gage? With practice, installing strain gage sensors becomes a routine operation.  It does...
August 31, 2018
There is a strong element of craftsmanship involved in making consistently successful strain gage installations. As for any other field, this craft has its own special tools and working materials...
August 30, 2018
We often talk about zero and balance as if they are the same thing (in the same way that stress and strain are often incorrectly transposed), but for measurements this can lead to incorrect decisions...
August 24, 2018
Using IPC/JEDEC-9704 & 9702 Standards for Strain Gage Testing of Any Printed Wiring Boards. In this iNotes Video , Mike talks about cracks in the PCBs and shows how Micro-Measurements strain...
August 24, 2018
Examing the art and science of piston crown with strain sensors. The first question we should ask ourselves is, would you want to drive in an automobile that had no design requirements verified by...
August 23, 2018
If you want to do the job right, you need the right DAQ software. We have all heard that before. But how do you pick the right DAQ software?  For data acquisition, it is just as important to...
August 23, 2018
When abrading harder materials (many tool steels for example) the use of 400 grit silicon carbide paper tends to “polish” the surface rather than causing a uniform roughness conducive to...