Dynamic plastic response of foil gages
Little research has been devoted to the accuracy of the response of resistance strain gages to dynamic plastic strain because of the lack of an easy-to-use comparative strain-measuring technique. The dynamic interferometric strain gage provides a suitable standard of comparison. Foil-gage response is compared directly with interferometric strain-gage response in a longitudinal-impact experiment. The accuracy of the foil gage does not decrease with increasing maximum strain (up to 8 percent). The error in shape of the strain wave does not vary drastically with distance from the point of impact. In contrast to previous work, foil gages are found to be reasonably accurate strain transducers for dynamic plastic strain.
KeywordsMechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Strain Gage Resistance Strain Maximum Strain
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