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Code of Practice for Strain Gauge Installation 

Non-Member price: £80.00
BSSM Member price: £30.00

An updated 2009 edition of the Code of Practice for Strain Gauge Installation has been produced following an extensive review of the original 1992 document, including consultation with experienced Practitioners.

The characteristics and performance of electrical resistance strain gauges are covered by several standards, none of which has universal international recognition. These standards include BS 6888 (UK), NAS 942 (USA), VDI/VDE 2635 and OIML recommendation Number 62. However, none of the standards describe methods of installation, and it had been left to manufacturers and suppliers to provide appropriate information. Whilst good quality information is provided, it inevitably reflects commercial interests.

The Code of Practice provides best practice guidelines for the installation of electrical resistance strain gauges. Strain gauges are usually installed as sensing elements in transducers, or for the purpose of acquiring strain data for stress analysis. The British Society for Strain Measurement believes that it is of benefit to users to have a Code of Practice for strain gauge installation which is universally agreed.

The Code of Practice is not intended as an instruction manual and does not therefore provide all of the information necessary to complete a strain gauge installation. The code does not purport to address all of the safety regulations associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user to establish local Health and Safety requirements prior to the strain gauge installation. Preview the Code of Practice and more here

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BSSM Strain Measurement Reference Book


The Strain Measurement Reference Book is an essential companion to the Experimental Stress Analyst and is particularly useful to the strain gauge practitioner. It is filled with useful guides, hints and tips on all aspects of strain gauge technology, from the theory of strain measurement, planning and installing strain gauges through to the analysis of strain data and practical fault finding.

The information in the book originated from a well known experimentalist John Pople's own experiences and collates his extensive knowledge in strain measurement into a concise and unique reference book.

ISBN 0.950606351.0.3 J Pople 1979

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Resistance Strain Gauge Load Cells


This booklet provides a concise and useful background to the main factors influencing the behavior of force measuring devices, which make use of electrical resistance gauges to measure strain in a deformable member. The aim is to enable users of transducers and those involved in their construction to appreciate the significance and importance of the various factors incorporated in a typical precision load cell, to control its output and its sensitivity to load alignment and environmental aspects such as changes in temperature. Many of the points made are applicable for a broad range of applications.

ISBN 1 84019 007 8 J Adlington, G Mordan & A Chittey 2002 

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