Mesoscale measurement of strains by analyzing optical images of the surface of loaded solids

P. S. Lyubutin, S. V. Panin

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An algorithm for estimating the strains in solids at the mesoscale level, which is based on constructing fields of displacement vectors and calculating strain components, is studied and tested. Verification of the method is performed by comparing the analytically calculated strain components with experimental data obtained on the basis of model images and images recorded by a TOMSC optical TV measurement system during tension of polymer samples. The estimates of the strain components obtained by a correlation analysis of images are shown to be in good agreement with the results of analytical calculations for known loading parameters and sizes of the images under analysis. The results of the study confirm that the TOMSC system can be used to estimate local strains by processing images of the surface of loaded samples of materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-910
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006


  • Correlation analysis
  • Field of displacement vectors
  • Image processing
  • Strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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