Welcome

Welcome to the Western Regional Strain Gage Committee (WRSGC). We are a Technical Division of the national Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and are established to promote a free interchange of information about strain measurement techniques using strain gages.

  • State-of-the-art strain gage research
  • Development and application of strain gages in all environments
  • Strain measurement techniques
  • Strain gage based transducers
  • Associated signal conditioning
  • Connecting techniques
  • Data acquisition and handling systems
  • Computer applications and associated software for testing using strain gages

Conferences

The Western Regional Strain Gage Committee meets twice a year for two days, typically in Spring and Fall.

Come hear technical papers, participate in workshops and manufacturer’s seminars (given by sponsors of the committee), participate on panels and tour a test facility in the area!

  • Conferences are a key function of the committee, as this venue provides valuable opportunities to learn about new developments and research in strain gages and mechanical testing, and also provides access to networking and discussions with experts in this field.
  • Technical papers and presentations are a key part of the WRSGC conferences.   Presentations topics cover a wide range of topics, including:
    • Research in the advancement of strain gage measuring
    • New product development
    • Applications and techniques of measurement
    • Refreshers on core aspects of testing and measurement

 We are currently looking for papers and presentations to be presented at our next conferences.   We welcome contributions from any person, whether previously involved in the WRSGC or not.  The paper and presentation criteria and process are somewhat flexible, as many companies have legal, export, or proprietary limitations on what information can be submitted.  The general process includes:  

  • Contact the Programming Chair at Membership@WRSGC.org to discuss your topic and conference schedule.  We would be happy to schedule you for an upcoming conference.
  • Prepare a 30-50 minute presentation – preferably on PowerPoint or other computer media, or notify the Programming Chair of your presentation equipment needs.  Demonstration equipment is welcome.  Typically 45-60 minutes are allotted for each presentation:  25-45 minutes for presenting, 5-10 minutes for questions and answers following your presentation.
  • Submit a paper or documentation to support your presentation.  This will be included in the WRSGC Proceedings DVD which is distributed as a technical reference to attendees of the conferences. In cases where legal, export, or proprietary limitations apply, WRSGC can accept whatever content is allowed by your company.

2018 Fall Conference
Sept 24 – 26, 2018
The Table Mountain Inn
Golden, CO
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Members

  The Western Regional Strain Gage Committee (WRSGC) consists of members from companies and government agencies mostly in the Western United States.

Our members include Major Aircraft Companies, National Laboratories, Propulsion Engine Manufacturers, Government Facilities, Aerospace Research and Development firms and strain gage, transducers and instrumentation manufacturers. Organizations from other regions are also members.

  The Western Regional Strain Gage Committee (WRSGC) consists of members from companies and government agencies mostly in the Western United States.

Our members include Major Aircraft Companies, National Laboratories, Propulsion Engine Manufacturers, Government Facilities, Aerospace Research and Development firms and strain gage, transducers and instrumentation manufacturers. Organizations from other regions are also members.

WRSGC Member Companies

Advanced Hi-Temp Strain Sensors
B. F. Goodrich
Boeing D&S – St. Louis
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Test & Evaluation – Seattle
Boeing D&S – Huntington Beach
Cleveland Electric Laboratories
CIT Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dragon Wings/Minebea
Frontline Management, Inc.
Hamilton Precision Metals
HBM, Inc.
HITEC Corp.
Honeywell Engines & Systems
Honeywell/FM&T – Kansas City
HPI
Instrumentation Consultant – John Quinley
Interface, Inc.
Lebow Products
Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics
Lockheed-Martin Space Systems
Lockheed-Martin Tactical Aircraft

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Luna Innovations
Micron Optics
MTS Systems Corp.
NACCO Materials Handling Group
NASA Dryden F.R.C.
NASA LARC
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc.
Rdf Corp.
Sandia National Laboratory – Albuquerque
Sandia National Laboratory – California
Solar Turbines
Stein Engineering Services, Inc.
Strain Gage and Instrumentation Services
Stresscoat, Inc.
Tovey Engineering, Inc.
Valid Measurements
Vishay Precision Gages
Micro-Measurements
VTI Instruments Corporation

WRSGC thanks all our Sponsoring Companies: