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Digital Image Correlation (DIC) for the Defense Industry

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) can give you an insight into the durability and performance of your products from a two or three dimensional perspective, enabling you to understand why and how your component has failed.

Digital Image Correlation has a variety of applications including:

  • Structural analysis of military aircraft components such as helicopter rotor blades
  • High temperature coatings
  • Land combat machines
  • Missile defense systems.

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a non-contact, non-interferometric measurement technique that uses high-resolution machine-vision digital cameras to accurately measure surface deformation in two or three dimensions.  This measurement is presented graphically in a number of ways such as a 2D strain map overlaying the test specimen, or a 3D displacement map showing the specimen surface and how it moves throughout the test.

This technique can measure contour, deformation, vibration and strain on a variety of different materials and can be applied to range of sample sizes. We can provide accurate results on your samples and a full analytical interpretation of data, helping you quickly understand where and how failures have occurred and provide solutions to these problems.

Partnering with us gives you access to extensive experience and knowledge of defense industries which can help you save time, money and resources on projects – meaning you can get your products and materials to market quicker and ahead of your competitors. 

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  • White Paper

    Digital Image Correlation and its Benefits to Industry
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