Strain Gauge Course


Trainer: Mike Johnson

Strain Gauge CourseWithin a 2 days strain gauge course you will learn about the latest strain gauge installation techniques, the required instrumentation and how to take measurements. Select the right strain gauges for your application and environment, understand the differences between 2, 3 & 4 wire technology, linear and rosette strain gauges and understand the acquired data.

Strain gauges are used in many applications and industries around the world. Industries are civil engineering; mining; O&G; power industry; military

Typical applications are pipelines, buildings, bridges, vessels, wind turbines, heavy vehicle trucks pretty much everywhere were durability and fatigue on structures needs to be monitored.


Day 1

  • 09:00 Welcome and introduction
  • Strain Gauge Theory
  • Short review test on Strain Gauge theory
  • Signal Conditioning and connection
  • Short Review test on Signal Conditioning theory
  • Soldering practice
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Installation of a linear strain gauge
  • measurement, results and conclusions
  • protection with PU120 and SG450
  • Coffee break
  • Installation of a Strain gauge on Block/Brickwork With X60
  • protection with ABM75
  • Other installation configurations
  • 16:30
  • End of day overview and Short Review test

Day 2

  • 09:00 Review of previous day
  • Other considerations for Civil Engineers and Outdoor measurements
  • Installation of a pre-wired rosette
  • Coffee Break
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Measurement workshop with QuantumX
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Measurement workshop Continued
  • Summary of workshop
  • Certificates
  • Feedback and forms
  • 15:30 further Reading

The Course Structure

This two day course is run from our training facility in West Leederville. The training area will be divided into workplaces, each with its own set of tools and equipment. A workplace can accommodate between one and three delegates from each organisation or company.


A DAK strain gauge starter kit per company will be provided to the participants after the course:

Training Facility

The strain gauge courses are held at one of our training rooms in West Leederville. Details will be provided closer to the course date.