Serpentine Load Monitoring Apparatus
Whittington, W. R., & Oppedal, A. L. (2018). Serpentine Load Monitoring Apparatus. United States Patent US9863859B2. United States Patent Office; Washington, DC: United States Patent Office.
Disclosed are various embodiments of systems and methods related to a load monitoring apparatus for testing of a material. The load monitoring apparatus may comprise a primary bar and one or more nested tubes substantially surrounding a portion of the primary bar. The one or more nested tubes are connected in series at alternate ends of the one or more nested tube. Further, the primary bar may comprise one or more sensors used to extract load sampling and monitor reflections of signals traversing the load monitoring apparatus.