Manufactured locally at the CMR Tech workshop, strain gauges are carefully installed at specific locations on the pile, typically at critical points specified by Engineers where stress concentrations are expected. Following concrete curing, the gauges are connected to data acquisition systems, which record and analyse strain data in real-time as the pile is subjected to load.

By measuring the strain at different points along the pile, engineers can assess the structural integrity and behaviourĀ of the pile under load. This information is crucial for evaluating the performance of the pile foundation, identifying potential issues such as overloading or structural weaknesses, and ensuring the safety and stability of the overall structure.

Overall, strain gauge testing provides valuable insights into the behaviour of pile foundations under various loading conditions, helping Engineers to make informed decisions about design, construction, and maintenance