Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp 311–316 | Cite as

Use of foil strain gage at high hydrostatic pressure

Investigation shows that, up to 10,000 psi, the calibration of these gages is independent of the hydrostatic pressure
  • Gurnam S. Kular


The sources of error inherent in the use of strain gages to measure strain, in various types of pressure or load transducers at high hydrostatic pressure have been pointed out. Two of these errors have generally been over-looked so far. A method to investigate the magnitude of these errors has been described. It is shown that up to 10,000 psi, the calibration of the gages is independent of the hydrostatic pressure.


Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Hydrostatic Pressure Strain Gage High Hydrostatic Pressure 
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List of Symbols


strain on the substrate to be measured


modulus of elasticity of the substrate


Poisson's ratio of the substrate material


hydrostatic pressure at which the strainesis to be measured


strain indicated by the strain gage when the substrate strain ises, and hydrostatic pressure isp


strain due to pressure effect at substrate straines, and pressurep


resistance of the gage


gage factor of the gage at pressurep


amplification factor of the measuring system

δ, Δ



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gurnam S. Kular
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCan.

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