Advanced Hands-on Workshop covering Strain Gage Technology
In this comprehensive, hands-on Workshop, participants make several complete strain gage (strain gauge) installations, including electrical connections, check-out, and environmental protection; and use appropriate readout instrumentation to verify results of their own installations.
A wide range of strain measuring instrumentation is described in detail, and guidelines for proper instrument selection and usage are thoroughly reviewed. Participants have an opportunity to examine and familiarize themselves with all instruments on display. In the instrumentation portion of the program, some electrical circuitry is discussed. Familiarity with Ohm's law, series and parallel circuits, and the Wheatstone bridge is helpful.
Strain Gage (Strain Gauge) Characteristics
Gage Installations with Epoxy, Epoxy-Phenolic, and Cyanoacrylate Adhesives
Special Gage Installation Techniques for Measurement Over Wide Temperature Ranges
Temperature Measurement Techniques
Strain Gage (Strain Gauge) Circuitry
Discussion of Specific Problems as Requested by Participants