Strain gages may be used to measure static strain due to relatively constant loads such as pressure or thermal expansion.
Strain gages may also be used to measure dynamic strain due to transient events or vibration. Information from strain gage measurements is useful for validation of finite element analysis (FEA) models, establishing more accurate operating loads and failure investigations.
SimuTech Group’s services also include selection of gage size and type, specification of gage locations and orientations, strain gage installation, recommendations for bonding methods, and development of practical strategies for dealing with lead wire paths, connection terminals, clearances and gage environmental protection, data acquisition and analysis.
Strain gage measurements are applicable to a wide variety of structures including industrial equipment, turbomachinery, aircraft, piping, automotive components, and electronics. Recent strain gage measurement applications by SimuTech include automotive radiators, a helicopter airframe, a forging press, a bridge truss structure, and a high-pressure gas main.