A novel methodology for simultaneous strain and temperature measurements by means of an ac powered electrical resistance strain gauge connected to a strain conditioner using thermocouple wires is proposed and validated. To this aim a specific device has been designed and implemented; the characteristics of the electronic circuit for signal conditioning have then been tested in order to determine the overall performances in temperature and strain measurements. The field verification of the method is conducted by imposing strain fields in the range from 0 to about 700 μm/m and temperature variations in the range from -10 to 100 °C. The difference between the strain measured by the proposed device and the one evaluated by a conventional digital strain meter was always less than 4 μm/m while the mean temperature discrepancy was 0.5 °C with respect to the reference temperature measured with a K-type thermocouple. Finally, compensation of temperature effects on the actual strain value has been performed while the temperature ranges from ambient to 100 °C with a residual error value of 1.4±1 μm/m.

Cappa, P., Marinozzi, F., Sciuto, S.A. (2001). The “Strain Gage-ThermoCouple”: a novel device for simultaneous strain and temperature measurement. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 72 (1), 193-197 [10.1063/1.1329903].

The “Strain Gage-ThermoCouple”: a novel device for simultaneous strain and temperature measurement

SCIUTO, SALVATORE ANDREA
2001-01-01

Abstract

A novel methodology for simultaneous strain and temperature measurements by means of an ac powered electrical resistance strain gauge connected to a strain conditioner using thermocouple wires is proposed and validated. To this aim a specific device has been designed and implemented; the characteristics of the electronic circuit for signal conditioning have then been tested in order to determine the overall performances in temperature and strain measurements. The field verification of the method is conducted by imposing strain fields in the range from 0 to about 700 μm/m and temperature variations in the range from -10 to 100 °C. The difference between the strain measured by the proposed device and the one evaluated by a conventional digital strain meter was always less than 4 μm/m while the mean temperature discrepancy was 0.5 °C with respect to the reference temperature measured with a K-type thermocouple. Finally, compensation of temperature effects on the actual strain value has been performed while the temperature ranges from ambient to 100 °C with a residual error value of 1.4±1 μm/m.
Cappa, P., Marinozzi, F., Sciuto, S.A. (2001). The “Strain Gage-ThermoCouple”: a novel device for simultaneous strain and temperature measurement. REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 72 (1), 193-197 [10.1063/1.1329903].
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