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Proposed Standardization Effort: Digital-Image Correlation for Mechanical Testing



David T. Read, Yi-Wen Cheng, M A. Sutton


We propose a standardization effort on digital-image correlation, to collect and document the available methods for assessing image quality, for analyzing the images to derive displacement and strain values, and for determining the measurement uncertainties. These quantitative measurement methods are needed too guide the practitioners in decisions regarding specimen surface treatment, apparatus and procedures for acquiring images, analysis methods, and presentation of results. The purpose of this presentation is to notify researchers and practitioners in the field of this standardization effort and to invite participation. This presentation also briefly describes the scope of this standardization effort factors affecting image quality, digital-image correlation, evaluation of results derived from digital-image correlation procedures, and reporting suggestions.
Conference of Society for Experimental Mechanics


digital-imagecorrelation, displacement measurement, mechanical tests, strain measurement


Read, D. , Cheng, Y. and Sutton, M. (2012), Proposed Standardization Effort: Digital-Image Correlation for Mechanical Testing, Conference of Society for Experimental Mechanics, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created July 6, 2012