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Title: Strain gauge installation tool

Abstract

A tool and a method for attaching a strain gauge to a test specimen by maaining 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Swissvale, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
871632
Patent Number(s):
5767416
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC) BAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-93PN38195
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
strain; gauge; installation; tool; method; attaching; specimen; maaining; alignment; applying; pressure; bonding; comprises; rigid; compliant; pads; attached; spring-loaded; clamp; shaped; conform; surface; bonded; shape; permits; align; maintain; bond; curing; process; simplified; provided; strain gauge; applying pressure; simplified method; tool comprises; installation tool; /73/269/

Citation Formats

Conard, Lisa Marie. Strain gauge installation tool. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Conard, Lisa Marie. Strain gauge installation tool. United States.
Conard, Lisa Marie. Thu . "Strain gauge installation tool". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871632.
@article{osti_871632,
title = {Strain gauge installation tool},
author = {Conard, Lisa Marie},
abstractNote = {A tool and a method for attaching a strain gauge to a test specimen by maaining 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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