Towards full-field stress and strain measurement in structured membranes

J.P.M. Hoefnagels, J. Neggers, S. Roux, F. Hild, M.G.D. Geers

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Bulge testing is known for its ability to quantify the mechanical behavior of homogeneous thin membranes. In this method the measured quantities are related to the averaged stress and strain using bulge equations which only exist for a very limited set of membrane geometries and can be a source of systematic error. A novel quasi-3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) method is proposed, based on the Global DIC framework, to directly measure the full-field strain without using any closed form approximation of the deformation kinematics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC12), 9-13 July 2012, Graz, Austria
EditorsG.A. Holzapfel, R.W. Ogden
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2009) - Graz, Switzerland
Duration: 9 Jul 201213 Jul 2012
Conference number: 8


Conference8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2009)
Abbreviated titleESMC 2009
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