Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering

The Journal of University of Zielona Góra

Editor-in-Chief: Walicki, Edward

4 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 0.12

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.127
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.063

Open Access
See all formats and pricing
More options …

The use the of digital image correlation in a strain analysis

P. Frankovský / I. Virgala / P. Hudák / J. Kostka
Published Online: 2014-03-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2013-0079


This paper provides a description of the basic principles and procedures that can be found in strain measurements by means of an experimental method known as the digital image correlation (DIC) while using the correlation system Q-400 and the evaluation software Istra4D. The second part of the paper includes the application of DIC method in strain measurements on a sample made of a PS-1A photoelastic material while using the correlation system Q-400.

Keywords : digital image correlation (DIC); correlation system Q-400; software Istra4D; strains


  • Bruck H.A., McNeill S.R., Sutton M.A. and Peters W.H. (1989): Digital image correlation using Newton-Raphson method of partial differential correction. - Experimental Mechanics, vol.29(3), pp.261-267.CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • Chu T.C., Ranson W.F., Sutton M.A. and Peters W.H. (1985): Applications of digital image correlation techniques to experimental mechanics. - Experimental Mechanics, vol.25, pp.232-244.Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Dantec Dynamics. Digital Imagine Correlation System (Q-400). www.dantecdynamics.com Google Scholar

  • Kostka J. (2012): Optical method and their application in industrial practice. - B.Sc Thesis. Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mech. Eng. Košice. 43 pages.Google Scholar

  • Kuryło P. (2012): Possibility of plastic processing of spheroidal cast iron. - Procedia Engineering, vol.48, pp.326-331.Google Scholar

  • Papacz W. (2012): A method for calculation of curved beams. - In: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol.17, No.1, pp.271-278.Google Scholar

  • Trebuňa F., Frankovský P. and Huňady R. (2011): The use of optical methods in experimental analysis of mechanical and mechatronic systems. - In: Machine Modeling and Simulations 2011. Púchov: Faculty of Industrial Technologies, University of Alexander Dubček in Trenčín, pp.249-256, ISBN 978-80-8075-494-5.Google Scholar

  • Trebuňa F., Huňady R. and Frankovský P. (2011): Digital image correlation method. - In: Strojárstvo extra. Č. 9, pp.4-6, ISSN 1335-2938.Google Scholar

  • Trebuňa F. and Šimčák F. (2007): Handbook of Experimental Mechanics. - Košice: TypoPress Google Scholar

About the article

Published Online: 2014-03-07

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume 18, Issue 4, Pages 1283–1292, ISSN (Print) 1734-4492, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ijame-2013-0079.

Export Citation

This content is open access.

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in