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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2012
  • pp: 8641–8655

Modified two-dimensional digital image correlation method with capability of merging of data distributed in time

Marcin Malesa and Malgorzata Kujawinska  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 36, pp. 8641-8655 (2012)

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In this article an analysis of two-dimensional (2D) digital image correlation (DIC) data captured over a long period of time is presented, where the case of a 2D DIC setup is not fixed in the same position between consecutive measurements. An implementation of the data merging procedure is described and a proof of concept is provided using example measurements for both: a numerical model and a physical model. An evaluation of the accuracy of the method and main sources of errors are also presented. The developed method can be used for long-term monitoring of different kinds of objects, which is particularly important for the use of DIC technique in application, e.g., building engineering, building control, or power engineering.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(150.3045) Machine vision : Industrial optical metrology
(150.5495) Machine vision : Process monitoring and control

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2012
Published: December 17, 2012

Marcin Malesa and Malgorzata Kujawinska, "Modified two-dimensional digital image correlation method with capability of merging of data distributed in time," Appl. Opt. 51, 8641-8655 (2012)

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