Definition of strain gauge in US English:

strain gauge


  • A device for indicating the strain of a material or structure at the point of attachment.

    • ‘According to the company, strain gauge technology is proven, accurate, and extremely flexible, and can be adapted into a variety of weighing applications.’
    • ‘Operation is based on strain gauge technology that makes those neat electronic reloading scales possible.’
    • ‘On the surface of the drum head, we deposit a thin-metal strain gauge that changes resistance when stretched.’
    • ‘All of these work using a device called a strain gauge that is sensitive to very small changes in weight.’
    • ‘(Two vertical and two horizontal strain gauges on each core were used).’
    • ‘The second type of fibre is made from plastic, rather than glass, making it suitable for use as an optical strain gauge, measuring the stresses in plastic and composite structures, for example.’
    • ‘All that is required is a spring balance or, better, an electronic strain gauge, against which the body-part of interest exerts force through a virtually inextensible wire or rigid lever system.’
    • ‘Inside the torque sensor is a strain gauge with an output wire attached.’
    • ‘The resting period included a 1-minute baseline measurement for the strain gauge.’
    • ‘Computer software is used to calibrate the strain gauge and calculate blood flow measurements in the leg.’
    • ‘Test pieces were connected by a wire hook to a strain gauge force transducer, as described by Smith.’
    • ‘Digital reloading scales are all based on load cell or strain gauge technology.’
    • ‘Conventionally, such structures are checked with strain gauges and visual inspections.’
    • ‘The testing lab is now calculating the estimated form pressures based on the strain gauge data to see what the lateral pressures really were.’
    • ‘Some commercial microscopes are enhanced with distance sensors such as strain gauge or capacitive sensors, which remove most of the hysteresis.’
    • ‘‘The strain gauge sensors are sacrificed for each placement,’ he adds, ‘but you can also use ‘surface pressure cells’ which are permanently mounted on the forms and can be reused.’’
    • ‘Passive tension was measured with a strain gauge force transducer, and fiber length was controlled by a high-speed motor.’


strain gauge

/ˈstrān ˌɡāj/