DIC Basic User Training

The many advantages of online education are well-known. Travel and tuition costs associated with conventional training are reduced through the ability to gain full, remote access to educational resources anytime, anywhere. Users can be completely flexible with the allocation and planning of learning time to fit around busy work schedules. At Dantec Dynamics‘, we recognize the benefits of eLearning as a fundamental assets to our business strategy, so we have developed our own eLearning platform. We are therefore pleased to announce the release of the new DIC Basic User Training Course 1.0!

Figure 1 – DIC Basic User Training Course 1.0

Whether you are a current or prospective user of a Dantec Dynamics‘ Digitial Image Correlation (DIC) system, you can get complete, unlimited access to this training course, free-of-charge. This eLearning course is now online and is provided via our eLearning platform (https://elearning.dantecdynamics.com/login/index.php). Contact your local Dantec Dynamics sales representative or E-Mail: product.support@dantecdynamics.com to gain access to this great resource!

The user training course structure consists of the following ten modules;

Part 1: Introduction to Digital Image Correlation (DIC)

  • Basics of DIC
  • 2D DIC
  • 3D DIC
  • Patterns of Information (Speckles)
  • Correlation Evaluation
  • Projection Calibration
  • The DIC Measurement Process, and Visualization & Data Export
Figure 2: Part 1 – the DIC Measurement Process

Figure 3: Part 2 – Setup of an EduDIC system

Part 2A/2B: Assembly of an EduDIC / FlexDIC system

  • Packaging of system
  • Description of components
  • Cabling plan
  • System setup

Part 3: Introduction to Istra4D

  • Licensing
  • Basic Data Structure
  • SW Layout
  • HW Activation
  • Correlation Setup
  • Load Series Views (& View Thumbnails)
  • View Settings, Zooming, Palettes, Tools & Help
Figure 4: Part 3 – Istra4D Software Layout

Part 4: Setup & Design of a DIC measurement

  • Cameras
  • Quantity-of-Interest (Qoi), Field-of-View (FoV) & Region-of-Interest (RoI)
  • Imaging Scale
  • 2D DIC / 3D DIC
  • Lenses
  • Stereoscopic Setup including; Focal Length, Distance-to-Object (DtO), Aperture, Depth-of-Field (DoF), Stereo Angle & Baseline.

Part 5: lllumination & Focusing

  • Continuous Lighting
  • Shutter Time
  • Frame Rate
  • Focusing (Optimization)
Figure 6: Part 5 – Shutter time & Brightness level
Figure 7: Part 6 – Speckle Quality Evaluator

Part 6: Speckles & Patterning Application

  • Introduction to Speckles
  • Speckle Quality Evaluator
  • Basic Patterning Application
  • Stamp Roller Speckle Kit

Part 7: 2D & 3D Projection Calibration

  • Introduction to calibration targets
  • QR-code recognition
  • Projection calibration
  • Online calibration
Figure 8: Part 7 – Projection calibration

Figure 9: Part 8 – Measurement series acquisition

Part 8: Triggering Modes & Measurement Series Acquisition

  • Frame Rate
  • Master/Slave Mode
  • Internal Clock
  • Manual Acquisition

Part 9: Correlation Evaluation

  • Evaluation settings transfer
  • Basic Input Data Selection
  • Basic Evaluation Settings
  • Masks
  • Basic Startpoints
Figure 10: Part 9 – Correlation evaluation steps

Part 10: Visualization & Data Export (I)

  • Visualization (2D-Overlay & 3D-Model)
  • Graphics
  • Gauge Elements
  • Basic Coordinates
  • Export Movie & Graphics
  • Copy to Clipboard Functions

Learn more about Dantec’s Digital Image Correlation (DIC) training today

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