Faculty Advisor

Scarpino, Christopher

Abstract

This paper describes an experimental study relating force and strain calculations to a physical measurement. Using a strain gage, a laboratory set up detects microStrains in a cantilever beam. The strain gage is connected to a cantilever beam whose lead wires are configured in a quarter Wheatstone bridge. LabView, a user interface program, is used to translate changes in wire resistance on the strain gage into a numerical value, in microStrains. This laboratory experiment is intended for students to physically and visually understand how force relates to strain.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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