Skip to content

White Paper

Digital Image Correlation and its Benefits to Industry

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. 

Early development of this technology began in the mid-1980s in the mechanical engineering department of the University of South Carolina. Since then it has gone on to revolutionize mechanical testing on both the macro and micro scale. 

The applications of DIC are vast, from eyeball pressure testing to earthquake analysis; this adaptable and highly capable system will transform design, validation and testing methods for anything from dental implants to wind turbines.

Sign in or register to view or download this document

If you have already registered on this website for access to our white papers and other pdf resources, or to watch one of our webinar recordings, you can sign in here.

If you haven’t previously registered, it’s free and the registration process is quick and simple.

Sign inDon't have an account?

Forgot password?

Register nowAlready have an account?

* Denotes a required field

Choose your login details

Your details