Strain Gage Sensor Selection
How do you determine which strain gage sensor to use?
There are a number of important considerations when selecting a strain gage sensor. These include, but are not limited to, knowledge for the state of strain, required accuracy, type of strain measurement application (static, dynamic, post-yield, etc.), test duration test environment, specimen material, and available installation space. Our application data form 805-FRM173A, “Strain Gage Application Requirements”, is a useful tool which can help us guide you to the proper gage selection. Request a copy by contacting an applications specialist at +1-919-365-3800. Another good resource for selecting strain gage sensors is Tech Note TN-505-4, “Strain Gauge Selection: Criteria, Procedures and Recommendations”. It provides additional details for proper selection of a strain gage for your application.