BPN372: SiC TAPS: Strain Gauge System Design


The SiC MEMS strain gage can be oriented and placed on round tubing such that it can be utilized as a torque measurement device. To this extent, a shear strain application system has been designed and is currently being constructed. This device utilizes a common automotive halfshaft, a component which would see fairly high torques during its lifetime and could benefit from torque monitoring systems. Validation of the strain application system has been completed, and strain gauge device testing is commencing. The testing will focus on characterizing strain transfer and strain gauge linearity.

Project end date: 01/27/09

Publication date: 
August 11, 2008
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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