Strain Gage Installation Checklist: COMPOSITE / PLASTIC / FIBERGLASS
Our new COMPOSITE / PLASTIC / FIBERGLASS checklist helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a strain measurement task.
Do you have strain measurements that you need to do again and again? If you do, how do you make sure that you do them correctly every time? One good solution, as it has been proven in many fields, is to use our new checklist. In fields like Automotive, Agriculture, building construction, aviation, and medical, the usage of a checklist can save a lot of time and can help stress analysts to do strain measurements more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes.
There is an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) committee specifically dedicated to developing standards necessary for repeatable testing of composite materials. Committee D30 has created over 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.
So, if you do something like testing a composite, plastic or fiberglass again and again, and want to do it right every time, use a checklist.
A simple tool that helps to prevent these mistakes is the checklist. Our new checklist is simply a standardized list of the required steps developed for a repetitive strain measurement task on a COMPOSITE / PLASTIC / FIBERGLASS .
Step 1: Define the Test Conditions
Step 2: Ensure Appropriate Surface Preparation Materials Are On Hand
Step 3: Select the Strain Sensor
Step 4: Select the Adhesive
Step 5: Select a Protective Coating
Step 8: Select the Measurement Instrumentation
Strain Gage Installation Checklist: http://www.vishaypg.com/doc?11510
Strain Sensor Reference Guide: http://www.vishaypg.com/docs/25906/Strain-Gage-Ref-Guide.pdf
More relevant articles about COMPOSITE / PLASTIC / FIBERGLASS :
When enough is good enough: strain gage selection for composites v-notch shear testing. https://www.strainblog.com/content/when-enough-good-enough-strain-gage-selection-composites-v-notch-shear-testing
STRAINPRO: strain gage measurements on plastics and composites. https://www.strainblog.com/media/strain-gage-measurements-plastics-and-composites
Soldering to gages on composites. https://www.strainblog.com/tips/soldering-gages-composites
Unique Strain Gage That Is Optimized For Composite Compression Testing. https://www.strainblog.com/audio/unique-strain-gage-optimized-composite-compression-testing
Avoid the voids when installing strain gages on rough surfaces. https://www.strainblog.com/audio/avoid-voids-when-installing-strain-gages-rough-surfaces
Removing contaminants prior to strain gage bonding. https://www.strainblog.com/content/removing-contaminants-prior-strain-gage-bonding
Removal of strain gage adhesives: https://www.strainblog.com/tips/removal-strain-gage-adhesives
Don’t blame the strain sensor. https://www.strainblog.com/content/don%E2%80%99t-blame-strain-sensor