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