Vic-Gauge 2D/3D — Technology Overview

Vic-Gauge uses our opti­mized 2‑D and 3‑D cor­re­la­tion algo­rithms to pro­vide real-time dis­place­ment and strain data for mechan­i­cal test­ing. Think of this tool as a set of vir­tu­al strain gauges: Data can be retrieved for mul­ti­ple points and plot­ted live against ana­log load inputs. Results are saved for every ana­lyzed point, and full images may be saved for full-field analy­sis in Vic-2D or Vic-3D.

VIC Gauge

Mea­sure­ment Sys­tem Fea­ture Overview

The Vic-Gauge 3D sys­tem is offered as a turnkey strain mea­sure­ment solu­tion that dou­bles as a video exten­some­ter and vir­tu­al strain gauge. The sys­tem per­forms a three-dimen­sion­al dig­i­tal image cor­re­la­tion (DIC) analy­sis on a pair of images in real-time, process­es the data, an then out­puts a con­trol sig­nal. The mea­sure­ments are dis­played graph­i­cal­ly, but also as vir­tu­al gauges val­ues. The sys­tem uti­lizes the same robust and pre­cise algo­rithms found in the Vic-3D sys­tem, and the same ease of use.


Gen­er­al Features:

  • Real-time mea­sure­ment of strain and dis­place­ment at one or many dis­crete points
  • Mea­sure strain data at points, or use vir­tu­al exten­some­ters to con­nect locations
  • Ana­log val­ue inputs for real-time load vs. strain reporting
  • Dual BNC ana­log out­puts for non-con­tact­ing strain or dis­place­ment con­trol of test
    frames, form­ing machines, etc.
  • Each gauge measures 
    • X, Y, & Z coordinates
    • X, Y, & Z displacement
    • Full strain and shear tensor
    • First and sec­ond prin­ci­pal strains
  • Full test set­up can be saved as a project for fast, con­sis­tent repeat­ed tests