Application of DIC for measuring deformations in transparent soils

Magued Iskander, Samer Sadek

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter proposes a simple optical technique for measuring spatial deformations in transparent synthetic soil models using digital image correlation (DIC). The accuracy of the DIC technique was evaluated based on a scheme of predefined digital movements of synthetic soil images. Finally, a model consisting of a strip footing on a synthetic transparent soil is presented. The spatial deformations in the model are evaluated using the proposed DIC methodology and compared to the result of finite element analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModelling with Transparent soils
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642025006
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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