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Characteristics and applications of resistance strain gages

United States. National Bureau of Standards.

Characteristics and applications of resistance strain gages

proceedings of the NBS semicentennial symposium on resistance strain gages held at the NBS on November 8 and 9, 1951

by United States. National Bureau of Standards.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Strain gages

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references

    Other titlesResistance strain gages
    SeriesUnited States. National Bureau of Standards. Circular -- 528, Circular of the National Bureau of Standards -- 528
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 140 p.
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15471095M

    Photo: How a piezoelectric strain gauge works. Will they break apart after repeated stresses and strains through a process such as metal fatigue where repeated deformation causes a metal to weaken and suddenly snap. Optical Some materials change their optical properties how they transmit or reflect light when they're stressed and strained— glass and plastics are good examples. Errors and compensations[ edit ] Zero Offset - If the impedance of the four gauge arms are not exactly the same after bonding the gauge to the force collector, there will be a zero offset which can be compensated by introducing a parallel resistor to one or more of the gauge arms.

    The bigger the force or the smaller the area over which it acts, the more likely it is that the material is to going to deform change shape. The photoelectric gage uses a light beam, two fine gratings, and a photocell detector to generate an electrical current that is proportional to strain. The diffused semiconductor strain gage employs photolithography masking techniques and solid-state diffusion of boron to molecularly bond the resistance elements. One way to detect strain in glass is to shine polarized light onto it at an angle.

    In any case it is a good engineering practice to keep the Wheatstone bridge voltage drive low enough to avoid the self heating of the strain gauge. Although not as commonly detected as the other types of strain, torsional strain is measured when the strain produced by twisting is of interest. The semiconductor bonded strain gage is a wafer with the resistance element diffused into a substrate of silicon. As pressure changes, the bellows will either expand or contract. Some mechanical strain gauges are even more crude than this. It relates resistance change in the gage and strain to which it is subjected.


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Characteristics and applications of resistance strain gages by United States. National Bureau of Standards. Download PDF Ebook

In bonding strain gage elements to a strained surface, it is important that the gage experience the same strain as the object. Moistureproofing of Strain; 9. The diffused gage is limited to moderate-temperature applications and requires temperature compensation.

The performance characteristics identified by these test Characteristics and applications of resistance strain gages book must be known Characteristics and applications of resistance strain gages book an acceptable accuracy to obtain meaningful results in field applications.

It's easy to see how this can be used in a strain gauge: you simply connect your large piston to whatever it is that's producing the strain and use a smaller piston in a smaller tube, marked with a scale, to indicate how much movement has occurred.

If these steps are not followed the strain gauge binding to the surface may be unreliable and unpredictable measurement errors may be generated. These gauges use a light beam, two fine gratings, and a photocell detector to generate an electrical current proportional to strain. Both gauges are bonded to the same test specimen, but only one is placed in a position and orientation so as to be exposed to physical strain the active gauge.

Advantages include higher unit resistance and sensitivity. In practice[ edit ] Visualization of the working concept behind the strain gauge on a beam under exaggerated bending An excitation voltage is applied to input leads of the gauge network, and a voltage reading is taken from the output leads.

The value of that resistor is dependent on both of those values and can be calculated. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia.

Some mechanical strain gauges are even more crude than this. Will they break apart after repeated stresses and strains through a process such as metal fatigue where repeated deformation causes a metal to weaken and suddenly snap.

The type of glue depends on the required lifetime of the measurement system. Also, the coating system used for this compensated resistance strain gage is explained. Artwork: The concepts of stress and strain compared.

Low voltage drive levels of the bridge reduce the sensitivity of the overall system. Shearing strain considers the angular distortion of an object under stress. Artwork: Right: An illustration of Arthur Ruge's original electrical resistance strain gauge from a US patent he filed in September The variations in the electrical resistance of the grid are measured as an indication of strain.

Disadvantages: Greater sensitivity to temperature variations and tendency to drift as compared to metallic foil sensors.

Strain Gage Primer

Photo: NASA is using strain gauges here to measure what's happening on the inside of an airplane wing. The shearing strain in this case can be expressed as the angular change in radians between the vertical y-axis and the new position. A strain gauge measures the external force pressure applied to a fine wire.

Electrical leads are directly attached to the pattern Figure D. Because many glues and epoxy resins are prone to creep, it is important to use resins designed specifically for strain gages. The idea is to choose different materials for the two filaments so that their temperature changes cancel one another out.

Strain Gauges

Condition: Near Fine. Only a differential resistance difference of resistance between the two strain gauges produced by physical force Characteristics and applications of resistance strain gages book the test specimen can alter the balance of the bridge.

There is a way, however, to reduce wire resistance error far beyond the method just described, and also help mitigate another kind of measurement error due to temperature. The preparation of the surface where the strain gauge is to be glued is of the utmost importance.

However, mechanical strain gauges offer certain limitations like low resolutions. Types of strain gauges There are five main types of strain gauges: mechanical, hydraulic, electrical resistance, optical, and piezoelectric.It is very difficult to measure the dimensions like force, stress and strain that cannot be really sensed directly by any instrument.

For such cases special devices called strain gauges are very useful. There are some materials whose resistance changes when strain is applied to them or when they are stretched and this change in resistance can be measured easily.

For applying the strain you Author: Haresh Khemani. Since the fatigue life of a strain gage is subject to special interpretation, reference should be made to Micro-Measurements Tech Note TN, Fatigue Characteristics of Micro-Measurements Strain Gages, for a full understanding of the plotted data.

The fatigue curves on the following pages correspond to fully reversed strain levels. Strain gage resistance The resistance of a strain gage is defined as the electrical resistance measured between the two metal ribbons or contact areas intended for the connection of measurement cables.

The range comprises strain gages with a nominal resistance of,and Ohms. Gage Factor (Strain Sensitivity).Pdf practical experience and engineering techniques in the past decade to assure proper application and accurate data from bonded resistance strain gages are summarized.

Performance of miniature resistance strain gages in low

The underlying principles of strain gages are described, along with typical applications and the ever-present and sometimes subtle.Oct 19,  · characteristics of instrumentation,strain gauge,differentiate transducer Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising.

If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website.Bonded resistance strain gages can be employed to ebook both static and dynamic strain. These types of ebook gauges are appropriate for a wide variety of environmental conditions.

They can measure strain in jet engine turbines operating at very high temperatures and in cryogenic fluid applications at temperatures as low as *F (*C).