Vulcanized-rubber protection for strain gages in a seawater environment
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New materials and techniques are described for using vulcanized rubber to protect strain gages installed on the components of a controllable-pitch propeller (CPP) system of a Navy destroyer. Strain gages protected by vulcanized rubber have survived many months of full-scale sea trials of the CPP system.
KeywordsRubber Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Strain Gage Seawater Environment
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