Vic-Gauge uses our optimized 2-D and 3-D correlation algorithms to provide real-time displacement and strain data for mechanical testing. Think of this tool as a set of virtual strain gauges: Data can be retrieved for multiple points and plotted live against analog load inputs. Results are saved for every analyzed point, and full images may be saved for full-field analysis in Vic-2D or Vic-3D.
Real-time analog output is also available, allowing strain controlled tests with a completely noninvasive strain measurement method. Vic-Gauge™ can measure arbitrary displacements and strains from 50 microstrain to 5000% strain and above, for specimen sizes ranging from 5m.
Because the setup is simple, requiring only a single camera imaging the specimen, the Vic-Gauge™ system can easily be integrated with almost any tensile test frame. No special illumination or lasers are required.
Our Vic-Gauge system is widely used for material testing of compliant materials such as polymers, rubber or biological tissue. The system is capable of real-time strain measurement and can be interfaced with standard tension/compression test frames and controllers. For high strain rate testing, we offer Vic-Gauge systems capable of 100,000 samples per second (post-processing).