Digital image correlation

Jinyuan Liu, Magued Iskander

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Digital image correlation (DIC) is a classic pattern recognition technique that is widely used for experimental measurements, mainly for: (1) surface displacement analysis in solid mechanics, and (2) particle image velocimetry (PIV) in fluid mechanics. DIC is based on using a correlation function to locate the best matching position of two images thus predicting movements. An advanced form of DIC called adaptive cross correlation (ACC) has been adapted for this research. In this chapter, the basis of the technique and its application are explained. The anticipated errors of using DIC and ACC are also evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModelling with Transparent soils
EditorsMagued Iskander
Number of pages28
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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