lateral extensometer

lateral extensometer

[′lad·ə·rəl ‚ek‚sten′säm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument used in photoelastic studies of the stresses on a plate; it measures the change in the thickness of the plate resulting from the stress at various points.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A lateral extensometer was provided at mid-height of the column to measure the lateral strain.
In addition, a lateral extensometer was attached to the sample center.
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