PROTECTION OF VIBRATING WIRE SURFACE STRAIN GAUGES

To protect vibrating wire gauges against damage from construction work and weather, a cover has been designed which permits access to the gauge for manual and automatic readings and which does not interfere with gauge performance. The protected gauges have been used to measure strains on steel plates and stiffeners forming the diaphragm, webs and flanges of the box girder of the Milford Haven bridge. 95 of the 100 gauges installed were still operating satisfactorily after 16 months use in very adverse conditions. (A) /TRRL/

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    British Society for Strain Measurements

    281 Heaton Road
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 5QB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BEALES, C
    • CULLINGTON, D W
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Strain
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: British Society for Strain Measurements
    • ISSN: 0039-2103

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM