Image-based stress field reconstruction in complex media

R. Seghir, F. Pierron, L Fletcher

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In many instances in life, materials are subject to deformation at high rates, for example: impact, crash, metal forming or pulsed welding. In this context, the transient and inhomogeneous nature of such loading as well as the strong multi-physic couplings induced by quasi-adiabatic conditions make: the experimental capture of the mechanical response very challenging. Additionally, assumptions regarding the constitutive relation of the deforming material are generally required. To overcome both issues, we demonstrate that experimental full-field measurements of acceleration fields can be directly used to invert the local equilibrium equation and reconstruct fields of the stress tensor with no assumption on the constitutive relation and its spatial and temporal variations. We also demonstrate that both experimental stress and strain fields can be recombined to eventually identify the local tangent stiffness tensor of the material. This study constitutes a first step in the field of ?direct model identification?, as opposed to standard parametric model identification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResidual Stress, Thermomechanics and Infrared Imaging, Hybrid Techniques and Inverse Problems - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
EditorsJanice M. Barton, Simon Quinn, Sven Bossuyt, Antonio Baldi, Xavier Balandraud
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • Dynamic, Mechanical behaviour, Model identification, Stress, Ultra-high speed imaging


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