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Material: Composite / Plastic / Fiberglass
To provide the most convenient test data for calculating shear modulus, Micro-Measurements, developed unique designs that yield the best average strain measurement across the test zone for all composites (or any structural material). No correction factors or calculations are required other than a quick calculation of average shear stress divided by average shear strain to achieve shear modulus.

A Unique Test

An ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) committee is specifically dedicated to developing standards necessary for repeatable testing of composite materials. Committee D30 has created more than 30 standards and guidelines for testing composites. ASTM D5379 (Shear Properties of Composite Materials by the V-Notched Beam Method) describes a unique test for determining shear modulus, and the line of Shear Modulus Gages developed by Micro-Measurements were designed around this test. ASTM D5450 (Transverse Tensile Properties of Hoop Wound Polymer Matrix Composite Cylinders) requires the use of rectangular rosette strain gage sensors, like the C2A-06-250WW-350 pattern.

 

Gage Designation

 

Typical Laboratory:

Gage Series: CEA, EA, C2A 

Self Temperature Compensation: 00, 03, 06, 30, 40, 50

Gage Pattern: 031DE to 500UW

Resistance:  350

Options: P, P2, L, LE

Adhesive: M-Bond 200 or M-Bond AE-10

Instrumentation: P3, D4 or System 8000

 

Field/Outdoor Applications:

Gage Series: CEA, C2A 

Self Temperature Compensation: 00, 03, 06, 30, 40, 50

Gage Pattern: 031DE to 500UW

Resistance:  350

Options: P, P2, L, LE

Adhesive: M-Bond AE-10

Instrumentation: P3, System 7000

 

 

Temps >180 deg F or long term​:

Gage Series: WK, SK

Self Temperature Compensation: 00, 03, 06, 30, 40, 50

Gage Pattern: 062AQ to 250BG

Resistance: 350

Options: W

Adhesive: M-Bond 600

Instrumentation: System 7000 or System 8000

 

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