The reinforcement effect of electrical resistance strain gauges is well documented in the technical literature. In this paper the local reinforcement effect in tension is studied by using a simple theoretical model by considering a strain gauge mounted on a semi-infinite plate having the same width of the strain gauge and subjected to a uniaxial tension load. Neglecting the effect of the adhesive layer and considering the interface shear stress as an exponential distribution, the proposed model gives a closed-form solution. In detail, this model permits a simple formula to be obtained which allows the user to correct the local reinforcement effect provided that a proper calibration is performed by installing a strain gauge, of the same type as that used on the structure, on a low modulus material. Experimental evidence of the proposed method is shown. Experimental proof of the positive effect of large grid lengths on the local reinforcement effect is also reported. © IMechE 2005.
|Rivista||Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2005|
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