Journal Published Online: 01 September 1996
Volume 19, Issue 3

A Flexible Strain Gage for Soil Testing



A novel strain gage for the measurement of soil deformation is introduced. The gage is based on the principle that the change in the length of a coil is linearly related to the change in its inductance. The gage measures a wide range of strains and can be easily installed on a soil specimen in any direction; therefore, it is particularly suitable for the measurement of deformations of in situ subsurface soil. This paper reports the principle and the characteristics of the gage. A discussion on further improvements is also given.

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Li, XS
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Pages: 5
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Stock #: GTJ10356J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10356J