ASTM International - ASTM E1949-02
Standard Test Method for Ambient Temperature Fatigue Life of Metallic Bonded Resistance Strain Gages
|Publication Date:||10 April 2002|
|ICS Code (Mechanical testing):||19.060|
1.1 This test method covers a uniform procedure for the determination of strain gage fatigue life at ambient temperature. A suggested testing equipment design is included.
1.2 This test method does not apply to force transducers or extensometers that use bonded resistance strain gages as sensing elements.
1.3 Strain gages are part of a complex system that includes structure, adhesive, gage, leadwires, instrumentation, and (often) environmental protection. As a result, many things affect the performance of strain gages, including user technique. A further complication is that strain gages, once installed, normally cannot be reinstalled in another location. Therefore, it is not possible to calibrate individual strain gages; performance characteristics are normally presented on a statistical basis.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to its use.