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Full field deformation and strain measurements with a focus on optical techniques 23 Sep 2015 to
24 Sep 2015

Pulsen Conference Centre, Kyrkängsgatan 8, Borås, Sweden Seminar

A joint event organised by the BSSM and SP


Dr Torsten Sjögren, SP Borås
Dr Dave Hollis, LaVision UK Ltd

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Aims and scope
Full field techniques such as Digital Image Correlation (DIC) are commonplace in university research labs around the world, and these techniques are increasingly being utilised by industry.  This seminar is aims to present an overview of full field techniques with a focus on optical methods such as DIC, including examples of applications, and future directions.

The objective of this seminar is to investigate the present state of the art and future challenges of full field measurement techniques for real engineering applications.  We will explore application to metals, powders, polymers, composites and also soft tissues and biomaterials. A background of techniques will be presented along with some basic principles, and following this a variety of presentations covering state of the art work on novel materials and volume based techniques.

Full field techniques are data rich in their output and one of the challenges is to interpret that data and utilise it in the most efficient way.  Applications span a wide range from damage detection, identification of constitutive parameters, evolution of micro and macro cracks in metals and composites, imaging of microstructural features in metallic or polymeric foams and general studies of mechanical phenomena.  These capabilities provide unique information to optimise the design of advanced structural component and progress our understanding of complex material behaviour.

Poster presentations are invited on topics relevant to the theme of the seminar. Please produce an A1 portrait poster for the event; poster boards will be provided. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to present a poster. Spaces for posters are limited and allocations will be made on receipt of registration fee.

There will be an exhibition of instruments related to the techniques presented, and a specific session allocated for demonstrations. The final day includes an optional tour of the facilities at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Borås.

Who is this seminar aimed at?
The seminar is aimed at engineers, physicists and scientists with a background in mechanics of materials or imaging techniques wishing to learn more about the potential of full field strain and displacement measurements.

Programme timetable

Day 1
Weds 23rd Sep 2015

Registration and coffee 11.30 -12.00
Lunch and Exhibition 12.00 -13.00
Lectures (x3) 13.00 -14.45
Coffee 14.55 -15.15
Exhibitor presentations/demonstrations and poster viewing session 15.15 -16.45
Dinner 19.00

Day 2  
Thur 24th Sep 2015

Coffee available 08.30 - 09.00
Lectures (x3) 09.00 - 10.45
Coffee 10.45 -11.00
Closing lecture : the future of optical techniques 11.00 -12.00
Lunch and Exhibition 12.00 -13.00
Tour of SP facilities (coach from Pulsen Conference Centre) 13.00 -14.30

Day 1
Weds 23rd Sep 2015

13.00 - 13.45 An introduction to full field deformation and strain measurement 
Prof Fabrice Pierron (Southampton University, UK)

13.45 - 14.20 Local Mechanical Behaviour of Cast Components: Simulations and DIC on multiple scale levels
Jakob Olofsson (Jönköping University, Sweden)

14.20 - 14.55 Seeing what the eye cannot see - using DIC and in-situ SEM to study the micromechanics of pearlitic steel 
Erik Dartfeldt (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Borås. Sweden)

Day 2
Thur 24th Sep 2015

09:00 09:35 Exploring polymer mechanics over multiple scales 
Stephen Hall (Lund University, Sweden)

09:35 10:10 Integrated image correlation and finite element simulation: blurring the line between experiment and modelling 
Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi (Sheffield University, UK)

10:10 10:45 In-Vivo Deformation Measurements of the Human Heart by 3D Digital Image Correlation 
Dr Mikko Hokka (Tampere University, Finland)

11.00 - 12.00 Closing discussion: the future of optical techniques 
Chaired by Dr Dave Hollis
Attendees are welcome to provide one or two slides to be collated for this session if they wish


Member meeting fee €300
Non-Member meeting fee €375
Co-sponsor (UTMIS*) member fee €300

*UTMIS is the Swedish Fatigue Network (

How to register

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The registration process is being handled by SP Technical
Research Institute of Sweden, therefore to register please
visit or email Anita Karlenström at

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