Strain Gage Measurement on an Aircraft Linear Actuator
A full axial strain gage bridge was installed on a tension/compression loaded aircraft linear actuator. The strain gage allows for safe and accurate function by measuring static load capacity, when the motor stops, and dynamic load capacity during operation. The load and force were measured under operating temperatures of -40F to 160F.
Airframe Strain Gage Fatigue Testing
HITEC Sensor Solutions has supported numerous long term, large quantity strain gage installations both in-house and on location for the airframe industry. Various programs include strain gage installation and wiring for bend testing, peak strain testing as well as structural and fatigue testing. Over 7,500 strain gages have been installed with zero failures on aircraft components that include fuselage, flaps, wings, panels, engine mounts, bulkheads and more.