1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data For experimental validation of a design based on FEA, a prototype was tested using strain gauge rosettes at critical locations in a typical t-delta configurations, consisting of 3 gauges: A, B, C and fourth (extra) gauge D. D normally serves as a check on the strains recorded by the rosette arms. In this instance due to a fault in the measuring circuit, the strain response in gauge A could not be recorded the measured strains in the other three gauges were: eB = (-)135x10-6, eC=227x10-6 and eD= (-)63 x 10-6. What would have been the strain recorded by gauge A? 2. Relevant equations I found that J=eXX + eYY = eA + eC = eB + eD 3. The attempt at a solution I've looked in my notes that my lecturers put online and I've been searching on google all day and I can't find anything. I know it has something to do with the fourth gauge, but there's no information on the web about it that I could find. The equation I found seemed too simple as the question is worth 8 marks. Or is it more simple than I'm making out? Can anyone help please?