Conferences

Past Conferences

The Western Regional Strain Gage Committee meets twice a year, typically in spring and fall. Hear technical presentations, participate in workshops and manufacturer’s seminars (given by sponsors of the committee), participate on panels and tour a test facility in the area.

Spring 2024 – April 16th – Virtual

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Tuesday April 16th

Presentations

  • Structural monitoring of a masterpiece: The Deposition by Raphael – Sébastien Kosgodagan Acharige, Ph.D. – HBK
  • Assessing Cable Roll-Off for a Variety of Strain Gage Measurement Configurations – Alan Szary – Precision Filters
  • Strain Overcoat Evaluation Update – Vicente Vargas – Northrop Grumman

Other

  • General Business Meeting

    Fall 2023 – October 9th to 11th – Dayton Ohio

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    Tuesday October 10th

    Presentations

    • The Practical Application & Use of 5000 ohm Strain Gages – Darryl Petrson – Micro Measurements
    • Hybrid Modeling and Design Considerations for Multi-Axis Sensor Fatigue – Matthew Slama – MTS
    • Next-Generation Materials and Architectures for Sensing in Extreme Environments – Jason R Foley PhD – ARFL

    Other

    • Tour @ Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s structural test labs

    Wednesday October 11th

    Presentations

    • Signal Conditioner Self-Noise: Characterization and Specification – Doug Firth – Precision Filters
    • Strain Overcoat Evaluation – Jeff Stubbs – Northrop Grumman

        Other

        • General Business Meeting (11th)
        • Sponsors Seminar
        • Strain Workshop – Mike Tovey – Tovey Engineering

        Spring 2023 – October 18th – Virtual

        Presentations

        • Advantages and disadvantages of high-resistance strain gages – Which applications are the most suitable? – Patrick Ott – HBK
        • Measurement of down hole forces and moments on drill bit using strain gage technology – Yi Pan PhD – Haliburton
        • Design and fabrication of a printed strain gauge device using silver nanoparticles – Carlos Acosta – Univ of Texas San Antonio

        Other

        • Executive Board Meeting

          Fall 2022 – October 17th to 19th – Tempe AZ – In Person

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          Monday October 17th

          • Executive Board Meeting & Executive Board Dinner

          Tuesday October 18th
          Presentations

          • Strain Gage Design Under Eccentric Load – Ashlesa Mohapatra – Interface Corporation
          • Use of Distributed Strain and Temperature Fiber Optic Monitoring on the West Seattle High Bridge – Tom Weinmann- BDI
          • A million miles away – Stable strain gage data from the James Webb Space Telescope – Vicente Vargas- Northrop Grumman

          Other

          • Tour Northrop Grumman Facility

          Wednesday October 19th

          Presentations

          • Serviceability Based Design of Structural Systems using Experimental Stress Analysis Methods –Barzin Mobasher, PhD. – ASU

          • Thermal strains in concrete pavements: Measurements and field implementation – Narayanan Neithalath, Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University
          • Rapid EF Enablers: less lead & cycling time, no down time –

            Sandro Di Natale – HBK

            Other

            • General Business Meeting
            • Sponsors Seminar
            • Strain Workshop