What happens inside materials and components when they are subjected to thermal or mechanical loads?
Deformations and damage occur that can be made visible and quantitatively evaluated in a complete volume using the new microDAC® volume process.
The method is based on volume images of an object under investigation in a reference and a loading condition, which are captured with an X-ray computer tomography system (CT) and analyzed using the digital volume correlation (DVC) method.
Material or component deformations, discontinuities and defects in the material can thus be detected at an early stage and material properties can be better evaluated.
CWM offers these deformation and damage analyses with microDAC® volume as part of its services:
- DVC evaluation of CT image data from your loading experiments
- Performance of load experiments (mechanical, thermal) with DVC evaluation of CT image data (in cooperation with Fraunhofer ENAS Chemnitz)
A user-friendly software tool, which can be used to perform DVC analyses yourself, is currently under development.Flyer - Volume correlation