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September 23, 2020
Onsite analysis performed by Stress-tek, Inc. August 2020. The BE-4 Blue Origin rocket engine delivers 550,000 lb. of thrust at sea level using seven engine nozzles to make up the rocket motor....
September 23, 2020
Project performed by Stress-tek, Inc. July 2020. Lifting mass into orbit is one of the more challenging concepts of space travel. A satellite in low earth orbit will perform the additively...
August 19, 2020
What type of business are we in? I am sure that any stress analyst has been asked this question many times and we each probably have our own individual distinctive reply such as – stress...
August 19, 2020
The Wheatstone bridge, developed more than a century ago to accurately measure the resistance of electrical components, is the sensing circuit in which electrical resistance strain gages are most...
August 17, 2020
The Resistance Rules Of Thumb. The actual resistance of all electrical components – including strain gages – depends upon three things: - The size and shape of the component. -...
July 31, 2020
Man’s desire to explore Space specifically Mars continues to push technology to new limits.  Mars’ distance to Earth and its hostile environmental conditions present monumental...
July 30, 2020
If we listen to or read the news presented to us by the digital media. It seems as though there is nowhere in the world free from stresses of one kind or another. It is certainly true, that there...
July 21, 2020
Micro-Measurements Application Note B-129, Surface Preparation for Strain Gage Bonding, provides the general procedures for properly preparing surfaces of test specimens for strain gage bonding. Many...
July 20, 2020
A company, like each of its people, has a past and a future all its own. The early days of Micro-Measurements (MM) are traced in the story below. A lot of history (that can be found on the Vishay...
July 20, 2020
The initial step in preparing to measure any strain or force is the selection of the appropriate strain gage sensor. The careful, rational selection of strain gage characteristics and parameters can...