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High Speed Imaging Showcase 23 Nov 2010
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK Seminar and Exhibition


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Registration Form  High Speed Imaging Flyer

This event is free to BSSM and Dymat members, and co-sponsor members receive reduced rates.

High speed imaging is becoming increasingly important in Experimental Mechanics. With the drive to produce better materials with increased impact resistance and damage tolerance high speed imaging has become an essential part of the engineers’ tool box. It is now possible to capture the rapid deformations that occur during failure and at phase transformation in situations where it is impossible to obtain reliable data from contact sensors. The images combined with data processing and image correlation routines can map the strain experienced by the structure.

Recently the technology surrounding high speed imaging has advanced considerably with camera speeds available up to 5 million frames per second. The purpose of the showcase is to demonstrate the range of imaging systems available and to show how the captured data can be used for strain measurement.












Who should attend?

The showcase is a unique event aimed at engineers and scientists with a background in experimental mechanics, test and evaluation, numerical stress analysis and structural design wishing to enhance their knowledge of high speed imaging and its applications.

What are the benefits?

The showcase will enable practitioners to better understand the advantages and limitations of imaging systems by providing live demonstrations from manufacturers.

Two plenary presentations will define the state of the art in both physics and

Manufacturers will provide short presentations and demonstrations.

Delegates are invited to present their work by poster and in short presentations. Those interested in presenting a poster should provide a title and author list on registration.

The focus of the meeting will be on user experience and discussion.

The event will end with an interactive wrap-up session where the key points will be summarized and will be led by an experienced user of the technology.

The topics covered will be relevant over many industries and will also be of great use to those studying for higher degrees that cover aspects of
material performance. The meeting is free to BSSM and Dymat members.

Non-members or members of co-sponsoring organisations should refer to the registration form for delegate fees.

Provisional Schedule

9.30 - 10.00   Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.30 Plenary speaker 1– ‘The use of high-speed imaging in the
                    description and quantification of materials under shock
                    and impact loading’ Professor Bill Proud,
                    Imperial College, London

10.30 - 11.00 Exhibitor presentations
11.00 - 12.00 Sponsor demonstrations
12.00 - 12.30 Poster presentations

12.30 - 13.15 Lunch, exhibition, posters

13.15 - 13.45 Plenary speaker 2 – ‘Examples of the use of ultra high           
                    speed cameras for full-field strain measurements in high strain
                    rate testing’ Professor Fabrice Pierron, Arts et Métiers
                    ParisTech, France

13.45 - 15.00 Sponsor demonstrations
15.00 - 15.15 Refreshments, exhibition, posters
15.15 - 16.15 Sponsor demonstrations

16.15 - 16.45 Final plenary speaker – 'Overview of current status and
                    showcase activities’ Dr Clive Siviour, University of Oxford

16.45 – 17.15 Panel discussion

To register please download a registration form here  Registration Form
Download and print A4 event flyer here   High Speed Imaging Flyer

For further details contact or Tel: +44(0) 1234 347778

Some exhibitor information

In real world situations 3D objects behave in a non-linear manner which puts demand on the need for 3D measurement results.  The GOM measuring systems consider the real component geometry which is not possible with traditional measuring devices such as strain gauges, displacement sensors (LVDT), vibrometers, etc providing you with the right tools to more fully understand, in 3D, material and component behaviour.

Invisible Vision
Invisible Vision Ltd is a new UK based Ultra High Speed Camera design and manufacturing Company. We will be showing our UHSi 200 million frame per second system which is based on novel image intensifier technology as well as high resolution 16M pixel / 40mm format fast gating intensifed cameras and the latest generation of Intensified Lens Systems for conventional High Speed video cameras

LaVision are a supplier of scientific imaging systems including Digital Image Correlation, for a wide range of industries and applications.  We will be showing innovative imaging related products and software for high speed applications

Olympus will be demonstrating the very latest in the i-SPEED range of high speed video cameras, which can be used to record events occurring too quickly for the human eye to detect for subsequent slow-speed review and more detailed analysis.  The easy to use, high specification i-SPEED cameras can also be synchronised to strain measurement equipment - giving the engineer the full picture of the event under test.  Olympus also produces complementary instrumentation from thickness gauges to microscopes to complete the engineers' testing equipment requirements

Shimadzu will be demonstrating the Hyper Vision HPV-2 Ultra High Speed Video system. This camera records 100 frames at full sensor resolution at rates up to one million frames per second with exposure times down to 250 nanoseconds

The aim of the DYMAT Association is to bring together engineers and scientists from all nations working in the dynamic behaviour of materials with aspects such as experimental techniques, constitutive modeling, micro-structural effects, numerical simulations.  These research activities are relevant to multiple applications such as crashworthiness in transport including cars, trains, boats and airplanes ;  terminal ballistics related to defence, shielding of satellites, of turbine blades and discs ; blast effects due to industrial explosions, terrorist attacks; material processing such as high speed shaping of metals.
For this purpose, every three years the DYMAT Association organizes, since 1985, an International Conference. The next International conference DYMAT 2012 will be held in Freiburg. The DYMAT Association also encourages the holding of technical meetings, seminars, training courses and student camps.

Directions to NPL



Organising Committee
Professor Janice Barton, University of Southampton, UK
Professor Fabrice Pierron,  Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France
Dr Jerry Lord, NPL, UK
Dr Richard Burguete, Airbus, UK
Dr Dave Hollis, LaVision, UK

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