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June 18, 2018
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks.”  Or as the stress analyst will rephrase “throw a strain gage against the...
June 11, 2018
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details – Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 B.C.) The laws of Newtonian physics go hand-in-hand with engineering. The...
June 11, 2018
Reversible Deformation vs. Irreversible Deformation. Experimental stress analysis (ESA) of structural materials sometimes requires testing to complete failure. In such cases, particularly with...
June 8, 2018
How hard is it to install a foil strain gage sensor? With practice, installing strain gage sensors becomes a routine operation.  It does require meticulous attention to detail and strictly...
June 7, 2018
Getting Started with a Strain Gauge Load Cell (DIY) A load cell is a transducer (physical element) that converts mechanical force into electrical signal. There are several different types of load...
June 7, 2018
Is the bridge I cross during my commute in danger of falling down? Will an earthquake crumble my office? Will that airplane actually fly? Are you stressed? These are just a few of the...
June 1, 2018
Energy storage management is considered to be emerging market and by using the new sensor it could help to reduce the cost and increase the applicability of many IOT devices and electric automobiles...
May 31, 2018
Strain gage instrumentation is readily available with built-in bridge completion resistors and “dummy” gages to accept quarter- and half-bridge strain gage input circuits. However, if the...
May 31, 2018
StrainBond™ is a unique service we offer. Our decades of technical expertise with photoelastic coatings and two-dimensional models enable visualization of actual strain patterns and gradients...
May 30, 2018
To measure such small changes in resistance, strain gage sensor configurations are based on the idea of a Wheatstone bridge. The three types of strain gage configurations, quarter-, half-, and full-...