3D deformation measurement

Jinyuan Liu, Magued Iskander

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, three-dimensional deformations inside a transparent synthetic soil model were measured non-intrusively by cross-correlating the speckle images. The speckles were generated by interaction between laser light and transparent synthetic soils. A soil profile consisting of "sand" overlying soft "clay" was simulated. The deformation and strain field under the model footing were similar to those published. Error analysis of the mechanism and system showed that the proposed method is suitable for measuring spatial deformations non-intrusively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModelling with Transparent soils
EditorsMagued Iskander
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering
ISSN (Print)1866-8755
ISSN (Electronic)1866-8763

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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