Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is an analytical technique that compares images of a specimen’s surface during testing to generate full-field strain maps. This technology gives you more information than a traditional point-to-point extensometer or a strain gauge and allows you to see the complete story of the material’s behavior beyond the stress strain curve.
Leonardo Martinez OnNov 08, 2013 10:10 AM
By 2016, the US car industry will need to average 34.5 mpg and by 2025, cars will need to average 54.5 mpg. In order to meet these new requirements, manufacturers will have to implement a number of changes including new engines, technologies, and materials. Lightweight materials are one of the most important avenues to pursue because for every 10% reduction in weight, fuel efficiency is increased by 6–7%.
Leonardo Martinez OnOct 17, 2013 10:10 AM
When testing stiff or brittle materials, such as composites, alignment is crucial—even instances of slight misalignment can throw off test results.
Leonardo Martinez OnJul 16, 2013 10:10 AM