Strain Gauge Rosette

Structure and overview –

A strain gauge rosette is a term for an arrangement of two or more strain gauges that are closely positioned to measure strains along different directions of the component under evaluation. Single strain gauges can effectively measure stress in only one direction, so the use of multiple strain gauges enables more measurements to be taken, allowing a more accurate assessment of surface tension or we can say strain gauge rosettes are used when the direction of the strain in not known or axis of the strain in a component is unknown.

The rosette is designed to be very practical and important work in experimental stress analysis. it can be shown that for the unusual case of the normal biaxial strain states, with unknown principal directions, Three independent tension  measurements (in different) direction) are required to determine the dominant strains and emphasizes. and even when the major directions As previously known, two independent strain measurements The major strains and strains are required to be obtained.

Different type of strain gauge rosettes diagram are shown below-

Strain Gauge Rosette


Rosettes are used to determine the absolute deformable position of an object on a surface. The absolute stress state is composed of normal, shear and dominant strains. Depending on the arrangement, strain gauge rosettes are classified in to:-

  1. Rectangular strain gauge rosette
  2. Delta strain gauge rosette
  3. Star strain gauge rosette

Strain Guage Rosette configuration

Another method of classification can be based on number of strain gauge elements used to design rosette. Such configurations are as follows-

  • Biaxial rosette-

    It consists of two gauge element that are mounted perpendicular to each other.

  • Tri-axial rosette-

    It is used where three degree measurements are necessary. These gauges are mounted relative to each other at 0°-45°-90° or 0°-60°-120° depending on the measurement requirement.

Different types of rosette patterns are shown below-

Strain Guage Rosette configuration 2

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