Resistance Change of Strain Gage Bonded to Curved Surface
The strain ε occurring on the resistive element of a strain gage bonded to a curved surface may be expressed by the following equation:
For example, if a uniaxial KFGS gage, of which the gage base including the adhesive layer is 0.015 mm thick, is bonded to a curved surface of r = 1.5 mm, the strain gage already receives strain of approximately 5000 μm/m.
If the gage factor Ks is 2.00,
If the gage resistance is 120 Ω, it increases by approximately 1.2 Ω. If the gage is bonded inside the curve, the resistance decreases.