Civil Engineering Solutions using Micron Instruments Semiconductor Strain Gages


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  1. Innovations in Measuring Structural Integrity
    • Micron Instruments has developed high sensitivity, long life, high resistance homogenous semiconductor strain gages that makes the wireless transmission of stresses in structures and through cement and other materials possible. The high gage resistance means little power is required for the measurement of these stresses; therefore, the sensor can operate wirelessly with a small coin-cell battery for as long as 10 years, and passively (with no battery) if necessary. No maintenance, repair, replacement or recharging are required.
    • Instrumenting Concrete Tunnels with Wireless Semiconductor Strain Gages
      Micron Instruments recently provided high impedance semiconductor strain gages that detect the strain on rebar embedded in concrete. Using Micron’s SS-080-050-10000PU- S4, 10,000Ω full-bridge sensor, with carefully matched temperature compensated gages, Micron Instruments gaged rebar using their proprietary adhesive curing process to insure high sensitivity and virtually no creep.
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Gaged Rebar using Micron Instruments Semiconductor Strain Gages

Micron Instruments has already worked with innovative companies on optimal selection, placement, and processing of semiconductor strain gages for high frequency, high pressure, and high-temperature applications. If you’d like to discuss your application or design, please contact us for a free, confidential consultation either by email using our Contact Us Form or phone (805-522-4676).