Keep Your Eye on the “Ball”
SHM systems provide accurate and near-real-time information about the performance and condition of structures. Collecting precise and accurate strain data helps you identify potential problems with any structure at an early stage—even from a remote location. With these products, it’s never been easier to keep your eye on the ball.
While SHM will never replace visual inspection and human judgment, it can be used to keep a “remote eye” on critical structures.
Some key benefits of SHM:
- Minimizes inspection cycles
- Alerts engineers to any changes
- Supports planning and designing maintenance activities
- Increases safety
- Reduces uncertainty
- Mitigates operating expenses
To learn more about Micro-Measurements’ strain gages for Structural Health Systems, get in touch with an expert.
An inevitable, and potentially costly, effect of the manufacturing and fabricating processes is residual stress. Most commonly, residual stresses are detrimental— contributing to fatigue and other structural failures that often go unrecognized until after a malfunction or failure occurs. The hole-drilling strain gage method is a relatively simple procedure and has been standardized in ASTM Standard Test Method E 837. Learn more about the general theory of residual stress measurements in Micro-Measurements Tech Note TN-503, “Measurement of Residual Stresses by the Hole-Drilling Strain Gage Method”.