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How Effective is 2D DIC in Material Testing - Free Webinar

  • 1.  How Effective is 2D DIC in Material Testing - Free Webinar

    Posted 02-26-2021 08:21
    Edited by Carrie Hawk 03-02-2021 10:17

    Presented by Zwick-Roell, April 27, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

    TITLE: How Effective is 2D DIC in Material Testing 


    SPEAKER: @Fadi Abu-Farha, Ph.D., President, Automotive Industry Manager, at ZwickRoell


    YES … 2D digital image correlation can still be very a powerful technique! Digital image correlation (DIC) has become an important tool in materials testing practices for the advanced characterization of materials in a wide range of applications. Despite this, the cost of a commercial 3D DIC system may be a hurdle for many educational institutions and even for some industrial organizations. 2D DIC is simple, inexpensive, and easily attainable, yet it lacks the accuracy and depth of 3D DIC field capabilities. Despite these limitations, there are many testing scenarios where materials deformation is planar and captured by 2D DIC with sufficient accuracy.

    In this webinar, attendees will learn about:

    • Technical comparisons between 2D and 3D DIC measurements
    • Use cases with each tool in various materials testing scenarios
    • How to take advantage of 2D DIC when 3D DIC is unavailable
    • How to capitalize on the benefits of 2D DIC in enriching investigations of material deformation and failure



    Fadi Abu-Farha is currently operating a startup, FADI-AMT LLC, focused on the advanced characterization of a wide range of materials with the aid of optical metrology, particularly using digital image correlation (DIC). Fadi received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2007. After that, Fadi was an assistant/associate professor of mechanical/automotive engineering at Penn State University and Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Fadi's primary area of research was lightweight materials and their manufacturing. He received several best poster and paper awards at multiple events including NAMRI/SME and TMS and won the Young Researcher Fellowship at the 3rd MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics. Fadi is a recipient of the NSF-CAREER Award, the SME Young Manufacturing Engineering Award, the SAE Ralph Teetor Award, and the TMS Light Metals Division Award.

    Carrie Hawk
    ASM International
    Community Engagement Specialist

    FAS - education