Vic-3D Real-Time



Real-Time Full-Field Strain Measurements, up to 10,000 data points at 10Hz



全场实时测量的应用价值 What are the benefits of full-field real-time measurements?


作为DIC数字图像相关测量技术领域的全球领先企业,Correlated Solutions, Inc.开发出了市场上最高效率的数字图像处理算法,从而实现了最快的3D处理速度。 当需要快速分析高密度图像采集序列时,该高效算法尤为重要。

As the world-leader in digital image correlation, Correlated Solutions has developed the most efficient digital image processing algorithms that are commercially available, resulting in the fastest 3D processing speeds available. Our highly efficient algorithms are particularly important when high density image acquisition sequences need to be analyzed very quickly.

由Correlated Solutions,Inc.提供的VIC-3D实时处理模块允许全场测试数据在测试运行时同步显示。 Vic-3D实时模块可以为用户提供在测试过程中执行试验关键参数调整所需的信息,以确保实验按用户预期的方式进行加载。 进行非常昂贵或生产的数量有限的试件测试时,这是极具价值的监测工具 。该模块可同时配合VIC-Snap进行图像采集保存无缝同步外部模拟数据, 方便后处理时分析获取更密集的数据点集。

The VIC-3D Real-Time Processing Module by Correlated Solutions, Inc. allows full-field test data to be displayed live while a test is running. The Vic-3D Real-Time Module can provide users with information needed to make critical adjustments during the test, ensuring the loading is applied as expected. The module proves to be especially valuable when monitoring specimens that are either very expensive and/or have been produced in a limited quantity. Image acquisition via Vic-Snap is performed concurrently with seamless external analog data synchronization for post-processing images to create denser data sets.

通过这个模块,用户可以自由选择2-10 Hz的处理速率(高达100,000个数据点/秒)的数据密度。 实时数据显示在用户指定的无限数量的3D图、2D轮廓图叠加和横截面图中。 即使您选择不使用实时模块,也可以使用我们的系统更高效地执行您的工作。 考虑一个包含150个图像的测试序列,每个图像包含200,000个待测量的数据点。 使用Vic-3D,可以在标准i7单CPU计算机上仅用5分钟处理完成整个序列。 而其他传统的数字图像相关系统可能需要大约1小时才能在同一台计算机上完成处理相同的数据。

With this module users can freely choose the data density for processing rates of 2-10 Hz (up to 100,000 data points/second). Live data is displayed in an unlimited number of user specified 3D plots, 2D contour image overlays, and cross-sectional graphs. Even if you choose not to use the Real-Time module, your work can be carried out much more efficiently using our systems. Consider a test sequence of 150 images, each of which contains 200,000 data points to be measured. With Vic-3D, this entire sequence can be processed in just over 5 minutes on a standard i7 single CPU computer. Other conventional digital image correlation system would likely require approximately 1 hour to process the same data on the same computer.

该模块还兼容VIC-Gauge 3D,它允许用户保存图像并记录来自虚拟应变仪或引伸计的数据,这些数据可以通过附带的DAQ系统以高达250Hz的频率实时导出为等比电压。 只需设置电压比例系数(例如E1 1%= 1V),则系统就可以作为测试的控制传感器操作。

This module is also compatible with VIC-Gauge 3D, which allows the user to save images and record data from virtual strain gauges or extensometers, which are exported as a scaled voltage via the included DAQ system in real time up to 250Hz. Simply set the voltage scaling (e.g. E1 1% = 1V), and now the system can operate as a controlling sensor for the test.


To our knowledge, there is no other DIC system on the market that can accomplish real-time measurements at these speeds.


应用案例 Application Example


压扁“汽水罐”也是火箭科学 Crushing “Cans” Is Rocket Science

对于我们大多数人来说,压扁铝罐是一个熟悉的场景。 但是,如果你不得不精确地模拟一个罐子的挤压负荷呢? 而且,如果这个“罐”是一个直径27.5英尺的复杂结构呢? 这就是NASA工程师面临的挑战。

For most of us, the crushing of aluminum cans is a familiar scene.  But, what if you had to precisely model the crush load of a can?  And, what if the “can” was a complex structure with a diameter of 27.5 feet?  This was the challenge facing NASA engineers.

圆柱形火箭外壳的负载类似于汽水罐。 它们在提升载荷下的强度被称为“壳体屈曲失稳因子”或SBKF。 原始的SBKF模型是在20世纪60年代开发的。 当时可用的技术选择限制了这些模型的准确性。 其结果是,火箭的设计必须是过度设计的安全性,并且增加了大量不必要的重量。

Cylindrical rocket shells are subject to loads similar to soda cans.  Their strength under lifting loads is referred to as a “Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor” or SBKF.   The original SBKF models were developed back in the 1960’s.  The available technology of the era limited the accuracy of these models.   As a result, rocket designs had to be over-engineered for safety, and were unnecessarily heavy.

今天,诸如有限元建模等技术允许分析更详细的模型。 但是,这些模型必须通过对真实试件的测试来验证。 实际试件在载荷下的位移是验证过程的关键部分,当涉及到这些数据时,实验数据绝对更好。

Today, technologies such as Finite Element Modeling permit more detailed models.  But, these models must be validated through the testing of real specimens.   Actual specimen displacements under load are a critical part of the validation process, and when it comes to this data, more is definitely better.

美国宇航局NASA启动了一个SBKF模型的升级计划。 2011年3月23日,NASA成功进行了一个全尺寸试件失效测试,这是一个重要的里程碑。 该测试在互联网上直播,并存档在www.ustream.tv(NASA电视频道:World’s Largest Can Crusher)。

NASA started a program to update their SBKF models.  An important milestone was reached on March 23, 2011, when NASA successfully tested a full-scale specimen to failure.  This test was broadcast live on the internet, and is archived at www.ustream.tv (NASAtelevision: World’s Largest Can Crusher).

为了获得他们所需的位移数据的数量和质量,NASA选择Correlated Solutions, Inc提供的3D数字图像相关(DIC)系统实现。将随机黑白散斑图案应用于试件表面(见照片右侧并注意参照试件下面的移动升降机的尺寸)。 图像采集器连续监测样品的整个表面,VIC-3D软件允许NASA工程师实时监测详细的全场三维位移和应变数据! 共有7个VIC-3D系统用于覆盖整个360度的区域。

To get the quantity and quality of displacement data they would need, NASA relied on 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) systems supplied by Correlated Solutions, Inc.  Random black-and-white patterns were applied to the surface of the specimen (see photo right and note the size of the mobile lift below the specimen).  Digital cameras continuously monitored the entire surface of the specimen, and VIC-3D software allowed NASA engineers to monitor detailed full-field three-dimensional displacement and strain data in real-time!  A total of seven systems were used to cover the entire 360 degree area.

实验中样品被加压至1psi并逐渐加载至超过800,000磅。 虽然外壁光滑,但内部肋和焊缝所受的影响可以在离面位移数据w或Δz中清楚地看到(见左图)。 正如视频中的一位NASA测试工程师所说:“这是我们在测试过程中观察到的实时数据类型,因此我们确切的知道正在发生什么。”

The specimen was pressurized to 1psi and gradually loaded to more than 800,000 pounds.  Although the outer wall was smooth, the effects of internal ribs and welds can be plainly seen in the out-of-plane displacement data w or Δz (see image left).    As one NASA test engineer in the video feed put it: “this is the type of real time data we get to observe during the test so we know exactly what’s going on.”

实时的VIC-3D数据也被用于监测和控制测试过程。 高速摄像机在破坏发生时以每秒3,000帧的速度捕获图像,并且所有同步记录的视频图像都被保存了。 因此,美国国家航空航天局NASA的工程师可以在整个测试周期内获得试件的详细的全场3D变形测量。

The real-time VIC-3D data was used to monitor and control the testing process.  High-Speed cameras captured images at 3,000 frames per second at the moment of failure.  And, all of the synchronized video images were saved.   As a result, NASA engineers have access to detailed, full-field, 3D deformation measurements of the specimen, throughout the entire test cycle.

DIC数字图像相关技术在美国宇航局SBKF测试计划中发挥了关键性作用。 正如视频所显示的那样,VIC-3D系统提供的信息是任何其他技术都难以想象的。 与有限元分析建模结合使用,它将使NASA为未来的火箭减轻重量并增加有效载荷。

Digital Image Correlation has played a key role in the successful NASA SBKF test program.  As the video footage shows, the VIC-3D system provides information that would be unimaginable with any other technology.  Used in conjunction with FEA modeling, it will allow NASA to decrease weight and increase the payload of future rockets.

照片由NASA公众推广网站提供 Photos courtesy of NASA public outreach site: www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/buckling2.html



应用案例视频 Application Example Video


NASA对 Digital Image Correlation技术的介绍在视频的3:55开始

关于该项目的更多信息可访问 More Information on this project:
NASA SBKF Project Overview
NASA Completes First Round of Composite Shell Buckling Tests with a Bang


VIC-3D Real-Time Features

  • 3D形貌,位移和应变的全场测量
  • 用户指定的3D图,2D轮廓叠加图和横截面图          
  • 自动标定输入
  • 用户可选择数据密度以调整数据处理速度
  • 同步保存图像以备后续进一步处理
  • 高达每秒100,000个数据点的处理速度
  • Full-field measurements of 3D shape, displacements and strains
  • User specified 3D plots, 2D contour overlays, and cross-sectional graphs
  • Automatic calibration importation
  • User selected data density for adjustable processing rates
  • Simultaneously save images for later additional processing
  • Up to 100,000 data points processed per second