Instron revealed its new Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Software. This new combination of hardware and software is designed to optically detect strain and displacement within a defined area on the surface of specimens or components exposed to loads, and visualize these in real-time on a computer screen, so that they can be traced over the entire duration of the test.

Image and calibration data is supplied by an Instron Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE). The associated DIC software provides visualization and also saves the data at an adjustable rate of up to 50 Hz in the form of individual images for subsequent analysis in post-processing mode. The software runs independently of other programs, and leverages the graphical layout and tabbed style of Instron’s Bluehill Materials Testing Software – making the user interface familiar and easy to use.

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