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Stress Analysis Strain Gages (Gauges)

Structures can, and do, break, and this may be important and sometimes dramatic. It’s critical to determine whether a particular object made from a particular material can carry a particular load. If a true stress is ignored, the cost of not acting is usually far higher than the cost of dealing with the problem earlier.

 

 

A well-done strain measurement will produce an accurate representation of the strain actually present under the sensor. Strain data, however, is seldom gathered as a means unto itself. It is usually little more than a convenient vehicle for indirectly obtaining information about some other engineering parameter.

The Best Stress / Strain Measurement Solution

Stress analysts are charged with the responsibility of finding practical solutions to practical problems. That’s a tough assignment because the solutions must satisfy the legal, financial, marketing, manufacturing and other related demands, as well as the technical aspects of the problem. And in many cases these technical aspects are difficult enough all by themselves.  

 

When a problem’s variables are many and when theory and fact have gone their separate ways, the successful stress analyst never despairs. Rather, the realities of the problem are grasped with a firm hand and all available tools – both analytical and experimental – are engaged to find a workable solution. A real stress analyst pushes forward, knowing full well that there is no perfect solution to the problem. But the “compleat stress analyst” also knows that a workable, economically viable solution will be found.

 

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Micro-Measurements Linear Pattern Strain Gages (Gauges) features:

  • Gage patterns designed for measuring strain in a single direction
  • Single-grid and parallel dual-grid patterns
  • Gage lengths from 0.0008" (0.20 mm) to 4.000" (101.6 mm)

Micro-Measurements Shear/Torque Rosette Strain Gages features:

  • Gage patterns designed for measuring shear strain and torque
  • Individual and multiple grid patterns
  • Gage lengths from 0.062" (1.57 mm) to 0.250" (6.35 mm)

Micro-Measurements Rectangular Rosette Strain Gages features:

  • Gage patterns designed for determining principle stresses and strains
  • All patterns have three grids oriented at 0°, 45° and 90° angles
  • Both stacked and planar constructions available
  • Gage lengths from 0.031" (0.79 mm) to 0.250" (6.35 mm)

 

 

Micro-Measurements Tee Rosette Strain Gages features:

  • Gage patterns designed for measuring orthogonal strains
  • All patterns have two grids oriented at 0° and 90° angles
  • Both stacked and planar constructions available
  • Gage lengths from 0.050" (1.27 mm) to 0.250" (6.35 mm)

 

 

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