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Experimentally Achievable Accuracy Using a Digital Image Correlation Technique in measuring Small-Magnitude (<0.1%) Homogeneous Strain Fields

IRCCS—Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Materials 2018, 11(5), 751; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11050751
Received: 20 March 2018 / Revised: 4 May 2018 / Accepted: 4 May 2018 / Published: 8 May 2018
Measuring small-magnitude strain fields using a digital image correlation (DIC) technique is challenging, due to the noise-signal ratio in strain maps. Here, we determined the level of accuracy achievable in measuring small-magnitude (<0.1%) homogeneous strain fields. We investigated different sets of parameters for image processing and imaging pre-selection, based on single-image noise level. The trueness of DIC was assessed by comparison of Young’s modulus (E) and Poisson’s ratio (ν) with values obtained from strain gauge measurements. Repeatability was improved, on average, by 20–25% with experimentally-determined optimal parameters and image pre-selection. Despite this, the intra- and inter-specimen repeatability of strain gauge measurements was 5 and 2.5 times better than DIC, respectively. Moreover, although trueness was also improved, on average, by 30–45%, DIC consistently overestimated the two material parameters by 1.8% and 3.2% for E and ν, respectively. DIC is a suitable option to measure small-magnitude homogeneous strain fields, bearing in mind the limitations in achievable accuracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital image correlation; homogeneous strain; small deformation level; accuracy; precision; calcium phosphate cements digital image correlation; homogeneous strain; small deformation level; accuracy; precision; calcium phosphate cements
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Acciaioli, A.; Lionello, G.; Baleani, M. Experimentally Achievable Accuracy Using a Digital Image Correlation Technique in measuring Small-Magnitude (<0.1%) Homogeneous Strain Fields. Materials 2018, 11, 751.

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