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Digital Image Correlation – The basics

By Team Eikosim | 17 October 2018

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a measurement technique that processes pictures taken from cameras to track and record the surface motion of a deforming solid. In the mechanical engineering field, it has been widely used to monitor and process test data in both research and industrial contexts, for applications ranging from common material testing to…

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The digital twin: bringing the real world into your simulations

By Team Eikosim | 17 October 2018

To estimate a structure’s mechanical behavior, proactive numerical studies have become common practice in mechanical engineering. Finite element modeling is now involved at all stages of the mechanical design project, from material behavior estimation (especially for composite materials), to intermediate assemblies, all the way up to structural computations. At each of the previous stages, simulations…

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Digital Image Correlation, how to choose its acquisition hardware?

By Team Eikosim | 5 October 2018

We have already seen together the principles of digital image correlation (DIC) and the contributions of such measures. Today we will see how to choose its acquisition hardware so that it is adapted to the different use cases encountered. Image acquisition equipment means the cameras of course, but also the lenses, the lights, the mounting…

Towards a better understanding of mechanicals tests thanks to DIC, with ALSTOM and CETIM

By Team Eikosim | 17 September 2018

Consistency of simulation and test data The consistency of test data and numerical results is paramount while carrying out the simulation-experiment comparison required to validate numerical simulations. First of all, mechanical tests need to respect the specifications laid out during their design: sample geometry, load path, location and orientation of the loading point, measurement points…

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Digital image correlation: The contribution of the global method

By Team Eikosim | 17 August 2018

Why a “global” method? Digital image correlation consists in measuring a displacement field between a reference configuration and a deformed configuration. There are two large families of algorithms to make this measurement: the subset-based methods repeat a search operation for a battery of subsets positioned on a grid in the image. the global methods are…

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