Our team in Seattle did an experiment using an ARAMIS Optical Strain Gage to track the displacement of a toy horse as it roamed.
ARAMIS Horse Experiment
One Whinny of an Experiment
Made by our Trilion Pacific Northwest team with ARAMIS Optical Strain Gage!
ARAMIS Optical Strain Gage Analyzing our Toy Horse
The Superbowl inspired our Seattle team to get a mascot of their own! Meet Pinto, the horse sure to carry our team in the right direction. After a quick spray paint application, the team was able to use the ARAMIS Optical Strain Gage 12M Adjustable system to acquire data on the horse. They measured for displacement and tracked the six degrees of freedom (6-DoF) as their trusty steed was set to roam. Digital Image Correlation is the technology behind the Optical Strain Gage, not only allowing for non-contact measurements, but also providing more data in a fraction of time compared to foil strain gages. Click the "Contact Us" button below to schedule a web demonstration today!
ARAMIS Data from Experiment
We can look at the total displacement of the pony surfaces using both color displacement plots and values at individual points on the surface. Then we used the surface of the table as a fixed point in space. The displacement is based on how far the pony moved from the first image during the test.
A local coordinate system was created on the head of the pony so that we could determine the x, y, and z displacement and angular changes of the head over time throughout the test. We can display the values in the three-dimensional view as a label and also as a chart.
This is another example of using both color plots and labels to show data. In this case we looked at the total displacement of the pony’s head and we used the pony’s body for our rigid body motion compensation. Click the “Download Project Report” button to take a closer look.
Join us as we host a webinar with Vision Research, AMETEK the company behind Phantom High-Speed Cameras. Learn the benefits of DIC in high-speed applications as well as the Phantom High-Speed camera line. After the presentation, there will be exciting live demonstrations of ARAMIS, our 3D DIC system paired with Phantom cameras.
Join us at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (just outside of Dayton) for our half-day Next-Generation High-Speed Measurement Workshop. This event will showcase how easily you can take high-speed measurements with ARAMIS 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) System, including high-speed strain, displacements, and vibration analysis measurements. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the experts at Photron High-Speed Cameras. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to become expert users in the art of High-Speed Digital Image Correlation!