Accession Number:

ADA061749

Title:

Waterproofing Strain Gages for Low Ambient Temperatures.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Due to recent problems experienced with strain-gage based transducers immersed in water at below-freezing ambient temperatures, a test program was conducted to determine if commercially available strain-gage waterproofing systems could withstand these conditions. A total of 96 combinations of eight waterproofing systems, three beam materials, and four strain gage adhesives were evaluated. Test environments included strain cycling at temperatures from 32 F to 75 F and freeze-thaw cycling from -35 to 90 F. Only one waterproofing system withstood all tests with no failures. Other results ranged from one installation failure on three systems to the failure of all 12 installations of one system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE