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DIC Challenge: Developing Images and Guidelines for Evaluating Accuracy and Resolution of 2D Analyses



Mark A. Iadicola, Philip Reu, Hugh Bruck, Elizabeth Jones, Daniel Turner


With the rapid spread in use of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) globally, it is important there be some standard methods of verifying and validating DIC codes. To this end, the DIC Challenge board was formed and is maintained under the auspices of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and the international DIC society (iDICs). The goal of the DIC Board and the 2D-DIC Challenge is to supply a set of well-vetted sample images and a set of analysis guidelines for standardized reporting of 2D-DIC results from these sample images, as well as for comparing the inherent accuracy of different approaches and for providing users with a means of assessing their proper implementation. This document will outline the goals of the challenge, describe the image sets that are available, and give a comparison between 12 commercial and academic 2D-DIC codes using two of the challenge image sets.
Experimental Mechanics


Keywords: Digital Image Correlation, DIC, metrology, full-field measurement


Iadicola, M. , Reu, P. , Bruck, H. , Jones, E. and Turner, D. (2017), DIC Challenge: Developing Images and Guidelines for Evaluating Accuracy and Resolution of 2D Analyses, Experimental Mechanics, [online], (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created December 11, 2017, Updated June 9, 2020