Miniature plasma sprayed strain gauges for torque sensing

Jyrki Tervo, Jukka Vuorio, Jukka Paro (Corresponding Author), Kimmo Ruusuvuori, Helena Ronkainen

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    A novel plasma spraying method, direct write thermal spray (DWTS), is demonstrated for strain gauge manufacturing. Sprayed and laser finished strain gauges were subjected to cyclic loading and performance was compared with that of commercial strain gauges. The main differences observed are in sensitivity and zero point drift and it is suggested that these differences can be significantly reduced. Thus, it is proposed that DWTS is a potential novel method for strain gauges integration within strained structures for monitoring purposes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)335-336
    JournalPowder Metallurgy
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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