Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a modern optical measurement system that allows for virtually continuous measurements of the displacement field of the entire surfaces of tested elements.
DIC has the disadvantage that the accuracy of its results is highly dependent on several aspects of the testing and the post processing phases.
This research project aims at developing a systematic procedure for defining the sensitivity and accuracy of DIC measurements on structural concrete experiments.
· Visa- 3,000 /-
· Accommodation- 90,000/- for 2 months
· Food- 60,000/- for 2 months
· Round-trip Airfare- 50,000/-
Rest of the amount will be covered by my scholarships.
Including me, my professor has 10 members in his team. 6 of them are doctoral students and 3 are post-doctoral research students.
The automated crack detection and measurement in concrete structures will be totally innovative and unique. There are two similar applications carried out until now. These studies measure the crack kinematics of only one (or a few) critical crack using digital image correlation (DIC) measurements.
However, they do not automatically detect the crack and the process is manually done and, hence, is very time-consuming. The only way to systematically track all the cracks in our tests would be to do it in an automated way, which is our target.