DIC High-Speed

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The 3D High-Speed Image Correlation System Q-450 allows the full-field, non-contact and three-dimensional dynamic measurement of shape, displacements and strains on components and structures made from almost any material. Based on the digital image correlation technique, the Q-450 system is designed for full-field vibration analysis and high speed transient events. This makes it ideal for ballistics testing, fracture mechanics, shock excitations, the Hopkinson Bar test, or Impact Testing.

Dynamic Measurement Range

The system uniquely combines the high spatial resolution of full-field optical measurements with high temporal resolution. The dynamic range is from static to more than 100,000 Hz, with the capability to measure displacements from the micron to meter range. The resolution is typically around 1 micron and 0.01% strain. The system can be used for objects of any size by simply changing the optical lenses. Various extensions and application accessories allow the easy use of the Digital 3D-Correlation System Q-450 in different experiments.

Easy Calibration

All system parameters are determined by a fast and easy calibration procedure; simply position a calibration plate in front of the cameras. The achieved calibration accuracy is displayed on screen after the calibration.

A Wide Range of Applications

The Q-450’s flexible design opens up a wide range of applications from microscopic investigations on microelectronic or biomedical materials up to large scale measurements of aerospace, automotive, marine and railway components.

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Hopkinson Bar Test
  • Advanced materials (CFRP, wood, fiber injected PE, metal foam, rubber, …)
  • Impact and Ballistic tests
  • Hopkinson Bar test
  • Material testing (Young’s Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, Elasto-Plastic Behavior)
  • Fracture mechanics
  • FEA Validation
  • Harmonic or Transient events
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Flexible export functionality

More Features

  • Small and compact, supplied in a single Pelicase
  • Notebook control optional for increased portability
  • Different light sources for extremely short exposure times
  • Single software package for everything
  • All data delivered with a confidence margin (error approximation)
  • Automatic, interactive calibration procedure
  • Open data format for full access to data
  • Individual definition of reference steps without reprocessing the data
  • Synchronous recording of 8 channels of analog data up to 500 kHz
  • Different high speed cameras 500 – 1,000,000 frames/sec

Components

Speckle Pattern Application

Speckle Pattern Application

DIC uses a contrasting, speckle pattern as the information source for the correlation algorithm. The performance of the correlation is, among other things, dependent on the quality of the speckle pattern.
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Calibration Targets

Calibration Targets

A calibration target is a reference object that consists of a defined shape grid pattern manufactured to a surface.
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Application Scripting and Modules

Application Scripting and Modules

The Istra4D DIC application scripting functionality allows users to initiate custom, numerical computations of application data series.
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Support & eLearning

Support & eLearning

We support and assist users in the operation of our DIC systems with your respective measurement application via the following six mediums.
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VDE 2626: Pre-Acceptance Test

VDE 2626: Pre-Acceptance Test

VDI/VDE 2626 is a standard practise that describes a general procedure for performing an accetptance & interim check for a stereoscopic Digital Image Correlation (DIC) setup.
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Thorsten Siebert, Matt J. Crompton

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2010

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