High Speed Mechanical Testing and Imaging: Digital Image Correlation
High Speed Testing, Analysis and Imaging of Materials
Shimadzu’s HPV-X2 Ultra-high Speed camera provides frame rates up to 10 million frames per second with state-of-the-art light sensitivity. It is known by scientists globally as the camera of choice for advanced impact studies and fluid mechanical investigations. It is the preferred camera for Digital Image Correlation studies of ultra-high-speed mechanical phenomena. Shimadzu’s high speed, hydraulically controlled HITS machines provides tensile or impact testing at controlled rates up to 20m/sec. Combined with 2 HPV-X2 cameras, HITS machines are ideal for 3D DIC studies of advanced materials. Scientists worldwide depend on Shimadzu HITS systems to assist in computer modeling of new materials.
Hyper Vision HPV-X2 Ultra-High-Speed Video Camera
Ultra-High-Speed Video Recording of Up to 10 Million FPS
- Recording speed of 10 million frames/second, the highest in its class
- Larger, clearer, high-sensitivity recording
- Equipped with synchronized recording function, and high-level analytical capabilities that accommodate a variety of software programs
- ISO 16,000 - 6 times higher sensitivity compared to conventional cameras
Ultra-High-Speed Aerospace Applications
In the development of aerospace materials, ultra-high-speed cameras are used to investigate the failure behavior of materials caused by high-speed flying objects, and the deformation and failure behavior of materials caused by high-speed impacts. In addition, ultra-high-speed cameras are utilized for the development of thrust generators, aerodynamic design via wind tunnel tests, the observation of damage in lightning strike tests, and basic research into shockwaves, detonation waves, and other high-speed wave motion phenomena.
Ultra-High-Speed Automotive Applications
In order to develop high-output, high-efficiency automobile engines, detailed observations and analyses of the structural components of the engine are required. This includes the process of fuel injection by fuel injection equipment (injectors), and the process of fuel ignition by spark plugs. In addition, the development of automobile bodies utilizing new materials such as lightweight and very strong carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) is actively being pursued. However, in developing such new materials, it is necessary to observe and analyze the deformation and failure behavior of materials when they undergo an impact. In recent years, the deformation behavior of materials recorded using ultra-high-speed cameras has been analyzed using image analysis software.
To reduce weight and thereby improve fuel economy, aerospace and automotive designers are increasingly utilizing light-weight plastics and new composite materials.
To aid in the adoption of these new materials, designers are employing Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) modeling methods to reduce the costs associated with prototype production.
Thorough mechanical characterization of new plastics and composites is essential to ensure effective modeling and the safe adoption of these new materials in final products. Particularly important for modeling accuracy is reliable input data concerning materials’ mechanical behavior at different strain rates and temperatures.
The Shimadzu HITS-X Series instruments allow the study of materials tensile and puncture behavior at testing speeds ranging from 0.0001 to 20 meters per second at temperatures ranging from -40 to 150 C.
Featured Journals & Papers
A liquid breakdown driven non-invasive microjet injection system
Hwichan Ham, Jack J. Yoh, A liquid breakdown driven non-invasive microjet injection system, Medical Engineering & Physics, 2021,
Investigation of the 2D assumption in the image-based inertial impact test
Van Blitterswyk, J, Fletcher, L, Pierron, F. Investigation of the 2D assumption in the image‐based inertial impact test. Strain. 2021; 57:e12369. https://doi.org/10.1111/str.12369
Graphene Formation through Pulsed Wire Discharge of Graphite Strips in Water: Exfoliation Mechanism
Tanaka, S.; Inao, D.; Hasegawa, K.; Hokamoto, K.; Chen, P.; Gao, X. Graphene Formation through Pulsed Wire Discharge of Graphite Strips in Water: Exfoliation Mechanism. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 1223. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051223
Supersonic needle-jet generation with single cavitation bubbles
Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 134103 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0045705 Submitted: 28 January 2021 . Accepted: 15 March 2021 . Published Online: 01 April 2021
Electronegative microchannel guided streamer propagation for in-liquid spark breakdown applications
Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 103905 (2021); https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0042591 Submitted: 31 December 2020 . Accepted: 18 February 2021 . Published Online: 11 March 2021
Probing inertial cavitation damage in viscoelastic hydrogels using dynamic bubble pairs
Yang, Jin & Cramer, Harry & Buyukozturk, Selda & Franck, Christian. (2021). Probing inertial cavitation damage in viscoelastic hydrogels using dynamic bubble pairs. 10.13140/RG.2.2.17764.50565.
Two-dimensional dynamic damage accumulation in engineered brittle materials
Brendan M.L. Koch, Calvin Lo, Haoyang Li, Tomoko Sano, Jonathan Ligda, James David Hogan, Two-dimensional dynamic damage accumulation in engineered brittle materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2021.107539
Hypervelocity Impact Response of Polyethylene Plates
Jacob Rogers, Paul T. Mead, Khari Harrison, Kalyan Raj Kota, James D. Leaverton, Gavin Lukasik, Waruna D. Kulatilaka, Justin W. Wilkerson, Thomas E. Lacy, Published Online:4 Jan 2021, https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-0887
Real-time damage characterization for GFRCs using high-speed synchrotron X-ray phase contrast imaging
Jinling Gao, Nesredin Kedir, Cody D. Kirk, Julio Hernandez, Junyu Wang, Shane Paulson, Xuedong Zhai, Todd Horn, Garam Kim, Jian Gao, Kamel Fezzaa, Francesco De Carlo, Pavel Shevchenko, Tyler N. Tallman, Ronald Sterkenburg, Giuseppe R. Palmese, Weinong Chen, Real-time damage characterization for GFRCs using high-speed synchrotron X-ray phase contrast imaging, Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 207,
2021, 108565, ISSN 1359-8368, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108565.
Compression Strength of Borosilicate and Soda-Lime Silicate Glasses Using a Dumbbell- Shaped Specimen
Meredith, Christopher & Swab, Jeffrey. (2020). Compression Strength of Borosilicate and Soda-Lime Silicate Glasses Using a Dumbbell- Shaped Specimen.
Additional Journals & Papers
- Use of Edge-on Impact Tests with Synchrotron-Based MHz Radioscopy to Investigate the Multiple Fragmentation Process in SiC Ceramics
- Mode-I behavior of adhesively bonded composite joints at high loading rates
- Impact failure in two silicates revealed by ultrafast, in situ, synchrotron X-ray microscopy
- The Utility of 3D Digital Image Correlation for Characterizing High-Rate Deformation
- Collapse dynamics of spherical cavities in a solid under shock loading