For Solid Mechanics research DIC system are used. Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a 3D, full-field, non-contact optical technique to measure contour, deformation vibration and strain on almost any material. It can be used for many tests including tensile, torsion, bending and combined loading for both static and dynamics applications. The technique can be applied to small or large area testing and the results are readily comparable with FEA results or strain gauges.

Typical DIC system results

DIC system