SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1958

Laboratory Evaluation of Nichrome-Foil Strain Gage Installations Up to 1200 F


An experimental program was conducted recently at The Martin Co. to explore the problem areas associated with strain measurement up to 1200 F. The areas included bonding techniques, temperature compensation methods, effects of temperature cycling and sensitivity variations. Tests were conducted on cantilever stainless steel specimens.

The results indicate that temperature cycling has a significant effect on the strain-gage reading under no-load conditions. Possible errors are presented both for the temperature effect on the no-load strain reading and for the variation of sensitivity with temperature.

Author Information

Forlifer, William, R.
The Martin Co., Baltimore, Md.
Price: $25.00
Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Developed by Committee: E28
Pages: 42–50
DOI: 10.1520/STP45032S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5950-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6104-7