I'm wondering if anyone in the community has experience with foil strain gauges used to measure strain components that are normal to the plane of the sensor? If the strain gauge were pressed between two large flat plates, for example, would there be enough deformation of the conductive path to cause a measurable change in resistance?
Mostly, strain gauges are pasted on a surface and give indications about the in-plane strains. A Load cell is a device that uses strain-gauges and can measure the force perpendicular to the surface. Load cells in wiki Can you please describe what specifically do you want to measure?