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Title: Strain gauge installation tool

Abstract

A tool and a method are disclosed for attaching a strain gauge to a test specimen by maintaining alignment of, and applying pressure to, the strain gauge during the bonding of the gauge to the specimen. The tool comprises rigid and compliant pads attached to a spring-loaded clamp. The pads are shaped to conform to the specimen surface to which the gauge is to be bonded. The shape of the pads permits the tool to align itself to the specimen and to maintain alignment of the gauge to the specimen during the bond curing process. A simplified method of attaching a strain gauge is provided by use of the tool. 6 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672608
Patent Number(s):
5,767,416
Application Number:
PAN: 8-788,733
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; STRAIN GAGES; INSTALLATION; TOOLS; DESIGN; FASTENING; ALIGNMENT

Citation Formats

Conard, L M. Strain gauge installation tool. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Conard, L M. Strain gauge installation tool. United States.
Conard, L M. Tue . "Strain gauge installation tool". United States.
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