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.
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.
- 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
- 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
T. Siebert, E. Hack, G. Lampeas, E. A. Patterson, K. Splitthof
B. TUROŃ, D. ZIAJA, L. BUDA-OŻÓG, B. MILLER
Thorsten Siebert, Matt J. Crompton
T. Siebert, K. Splitthof