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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
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 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...
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-...
May 17, 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 7, 2018
Two of the most important measurements used to verify the quality of a strain gage installation are insulation resistance (leakage to ground) and shift in gage resistance due to installation...
May 4, 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...
May 3, 2018
A strain gage rosette is, by definition, an arrangement of two or more closely positioned gage grids, separately oriented to measure the normal strains along different directions in the underlying...