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extensometer (plural extensometers)

  1. An electromechanical device for measuring changes in length of an object undergoing stress.
    • 2022 October 5, Tom Allett, “HS2's green screen to aid the environment”, in RAIL, number 967, page 35:
      For the ground, that means using three primary types of equipment:
      Extensometers to look for ground heave - the upwards movement of soil, which can occur at any stage. It is essentially the opposite of erosion and is often associated with clay-type soils which swell when wet.
      ■ Inclinometers, which measure slope movements.
      ■ Piezometers to measure water levels.

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