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Digital Image Correlation Technique for Strain Measurement of Aluminium Plate

Supriya S. Gadhe, Dr. R. R. Navthar


The Digital image correlation technique recently developed is an image identification technique to be applied for measuring the object deformation. This technique is capable of correlating the digital images of an object before and after deformation and further determining the displacement and strain field of an object based on the corresponding position on the image. Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is an upcoming experimental stress –strain analysis technique and has certain advantages over others. DIC can be tested on almost all material with a large area of inspection and no pre treatment is required as compared to other optical methods. DIC uses the principle of image correlation and produces strain field by analyzing the movement of marked points on the subject. The Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a state of art technique that can be used for accurate strain measurement. Because of its capability for fast data acquisition, this technique is well suited for the characterization of material properties both in the elastic and plastic ranges. It also has advantages of full field, non- contact, and considerately high accuracy for displacement and strain measurements. The MATLAB software is an innovate system that uses the digital image correlation technique to provide strain measurements in a two-dimensional contour map for planar surface specimens.


DIC, Strain, Deformation, Speckle Pattern

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