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Linear Guide with Material Integrated Strain Gauges for Structural Health Monitoring

G. DUMSTORFF, C. WINKELMANN, W. LANG

Abstract


We present a linear guide with material integrated strain gauges to measure deformations in the rail and thus to monitor its condition. Strain gauges are integrated in a linear guide rail made of plastic to show a proof of concept. By measuring the change of resistance of the strain gauge we will show the possibility to measure deformations in the rail and thus to make statements about the loads on the rail caused by the carriage.

doi: 10.12783/SHM2015/125


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