# Strain Gauge MCQs with Answers

Strain Gauge MCQs with Answers: Following Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are based on “Strain Gauge”. It is related with subject Instrumentation or Industrial Measurement and Applications.

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## MCQ on Strain Gauges

##### Que.1 Strain gauge is a
1. Passive device and converts electrical displacement into a change of resistance
2. Active device and converts electrical displacement into a change of resistance
3. Active device and converts mechanical displacement into a change of resistance
4. Passive device and converts mechanical displacement into a change of resistance

#### Option 4: Passive device and converts mechanical displacement into a change of resistance

##### Que.2Strain gauges can be used to measure
1. Tension
2. Compression
3. Both of these
4. None of these

1. resistance
2. capacitance
3. inductance
4. flux

#### Option 1: resistance

##### Que.4Bonding element in a strain gauge must have __________
1. zero insulation resistance
2. low insulation resistance
3. high insulation resistance
4. infinite insulation resistance

#### Option 3: high insulation resistance

##### Que.5Identify the type of strain gauge shown in following figure.
1. Uniaxial
2. Biaxial Rosettes
3. Three-Element Rosettes
4. Shear Patterns

#### Option 3: Three-Element Rosettes

##### Que.6Compressive strain causes strain gauge resistance to
1. Increase.
2. decrease.
3. remain constant.
4. nullify.

#### Option 2: decrease.

Explanation:In strain gauge, on applying a force there is a change in resistance takes place.
Tension causes resistance increase.
Compression causes resistance decrease.
##### Que.7________ is used to detect very small changes in resistance of strain gauges.
1. Maxwell’s bridge
2. Wheatstone bridge
3. Anderson bridge
4. Schering Bridge

#### Option 2: Wheatstone bridge

##### Que.8Which of the following is/are application of Strain gauge?
1. In load cells for weighbridges.
2. For monitoring structures such as bridges and buildings.
3. In research and development applications, including automotive, aerospace etc.
4. All of the above.

#### Option 4: All of the above.

Explanation:
##### Identify the correct formula for gauge factor,
1. ΔR * RG* ε
2. (ΔR/RG) ε
3. (ΔR + RG)/ ε
4. (ΔR/RG)/ ε

1. True
2. False

#### Option 2: False

Explanation:
Strain gauge is connected in Wheatstone bridge. It requires power for operation therefore it is a passive transducer.