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1. (WO2017034723) FIELD SPLITTER FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRAIN MEASUREMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034723    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/043884
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G01B 11/16
G02B 27/10
Applicants: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
Inventors: HOEHL, Dr. Christian J.
PETERSON, Martin A.
ALLEN, Roy D.
Title: FIELD SPLITTER FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRAIN MEASUREMENT
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method which uses a field splitter or a beam splitter for the purpose combining two different views of a materials testing sample under materials testing into a single image. This allows for three-dimensional strain measurement in the context of material/compound testing. In particular, the time and stress dependent change in gauge length can be tracked and calculated in order to calculate the time and stress dependent strain. The method and apparatus allows imaging on a single image sensor for the three-dimensional strain calculation.