Our research focus is in the mechanical characterization of solids and structures in challenging environments, and at high temperatures in particular. We are especially interested in the role that environment plays on a material's ability to withstand heterogeneous failure mechanisms such as fracture, fatigue, and creep.
Our lab uses advanced imaging techniques to extract full-field, in situ strain and temperature measurements across multiple length scales. These techniques are applied to a wide variety of advanced high temperature materials (including metals, ceramics, and composites), with applications geared towards the energy, aerospace, and nuclear industries.
Dec 17, 2021: Lindsey Rowley defends her M.S. thesis titled "Improved Digital Image Correlation Techniques at High Speed and High Temperature." Congratulations Lindsey!
Dec 9, 2021: Ben Hill defends his M.S. thesis titled "Calibration Procedure for DIC Strain Measurements During Vibration-based Fatigue Testing." Congratulations Ben!
Nov 19, 2021: Robert's paper, "Digital Image Correlation at Long Working Distances: The Influence of Diffraction Limits" is available at Measurement.
Nov 18, 2021: Adam's Paper, "A Novel Variable Extensometer Method for Measuring Ductility Scaling Parameters from Single Specimens" is available at the Journal of Applied Mechanics.
Sept 7, 2021: Weston's Paper, "Using Text as a Native Speckle Pattern in Digital Image Correlation," is available at Journal of Strain Analysis in Engineering Design.
Sept 6, 2021: Fiona's Paper, "Stereo Digital Image Correlation with Improved Depth of Field using Tilt-Shift Photography," is available at Measurement Science & Technology.
Sept 2, 2021: Thinh's Paper, "How Light Emitted at High Temperatures Affects Common Digital Image Algorithms," is available at Measurement Science & Technology.