Mechanical testing for civil engineering

Civil engineering

Mechanical testing for civil engineering

Test instruments supplied to the civil engineering industry can be used to survey the mechanical properties of soil and rock conditions. Transducers can be used instead of traditional manual dial gauges.


Test instruments supplied to the civil engineering industry can be used to survey the mechanical properties of soil and rock conditions of civil engineering sites prior to construction, alongside laboratory testing of new materials.

Linear Displacement Transducers compliment data logging electronics on testing machines to replace the use of manual dial gauges and thus reduce the risk of error, creating a cost- and time-efficient alternative. A key requirement for this was to match the output signal of the current linear displacement transducers to interface with the existing electronic equipment. The transducers’ pre-travel also had to be reduced to an absolute minimum to aid mechanical interfacing

The G-Series of analogue DC/DC Displacement probes is based on the LVDT sensing principle and features a high accuracy, long life linear ball bearing (as AX-Series).

 

All models incorporate a Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) as the measuring element, together with high performance conditioning electronics for low noise and superior linearity whilst being able to cope with a wide supply range.

Combining multiple sensors using the Orbit Digital Measurement network is easy and data can be read using a Solartron readout or the Gauge Computer Software making system integration simple.