Self-adaptive isogeometric global digital image correlation and digital height correlation

J.P.M. Hoefnagels, S.M. Kleinendorst, A.P. Ruybalid, C.V. Verhoosel, M.G.D. Geers

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This work explores the full potential of isogeometric shape functions for global digital image correlation. To this end, a novel DIC and DHC (digital height correlation) methodology have been developed based on adaptive refinement of isogeometric shape functions. Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) shape functions are used employed of their flexibility and versatility, which enables a wide range of kinematic descriptions. In the adaptive refinement algorithm, the shape functions are automatically adjusted to be able to describe the kinematics of the sought (2D or 3D) displacement field with an optimized number of degrees of freedom. Both methods show high accuracy as demonstrated by various virtual experiments with predefined, highly localized (2D and 3D) displacement field. For adaptive iso-GDIC, real tensile tests of complex sample geometries demonstrate its effectiveness in practice, showing local refinement at the areas of localization, without the need of making problem-specific choices regarding the structure of the shape functions. For adaptive iso-GDHC, the correlation of surface height profiles of deforming stretchable electronics structures shows successful autonomous refinement at two localized buckles, thereby strongly reducing the 3D residual, while also analytical differentiation of the C1-continuous 3D displacement field yields the curvature field of the deforming stretchable interconnect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics - Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
EditorsS. Yoshida, L. Lamberti, C. Sciammarella
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-41600-7
ISBN (Print)9783319415994
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2016 SEM International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics - Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
PublisherSociety for Experimental Mechanics
ISSN (Print)2191-5644
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5652


Conference2016 SEM International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherDynamic Behavior: Integrating Experimental Mechanics


  • Adaptive refinement
  • Digital height correlation
  • Digital image correlation
  • GDIC


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