Online guide provides information on strain measurement

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Strain gauges, fibre based optical strain sensor and associated data acquisition technology covered in online guide to strain measurement.

HBM Test and Measurement has launched a new Strain Measurement online guide, focusing on the selection, installation, data acquisition and analysis of electrical as well as optical strain gauges. The new portal contains comprehensive information about measuring strain, including valuable tips from strain measurement experts.

When it comes to strain measurement, businesses and asset owners may feel intimidated due to the lack of information or, on the other hand, information overload. And often, in the absence of proper guidance from experienced professionals, they will give up their attempts to learn this topic and probably jeopardise cost-effective decisions when it comes to choosing the right measuring instrument.

Experts from HBM, test and measurement specialists, have dug deep to provide their best answers to relevant questions about strain measurement, either performed with strain gauges or with fibre optic strain sensors. Based on their knowledge, an ultimate step-by-step online guide has now been launched, with updated and unparalleled content about optical and electrical strain measurements, gauges and sensors.

By navigating through the brand-new strain-related HBM webpages, readers can learn the what, how and why of strain measurement and related-technologies, including the definition of strain, tips for selecting and installing gauges and sensors, guidelines to acquire data and types of application, for example.

The journey starts at the strain measurements basics page: From there, users can choose to explore the world of strain gauges or the innovative field of optical fibre sensing.

Strain gauges have been around for almost 80 years and continue to be key assets for measuring fatigue and testing materials for productivity and safety reasons. However, the following questions still remain tricky: How to calculate material stress from strain? How to select the right strain gauge and install it correctly?

Optical strain sensors, namely those based on Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) technology, have been gaining attention, particularly in the field of infrastructure monitoring over the past decades. But how does an optical sensor work? How many sensors can be integrated into one single fibre?

The guide provides answers to these and other questions about strain gauges and optical strain sensors..

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