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How we saved 2M$ on a 2-month project for structural testing using optical sensors

The use of an optical measurement system for structural proof testing, which measures deflection and strain data, can save valuable schedule time. In structural proof testing, traditional deflection measurements use physical contact Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDTs), which require labor-intensive mounting fixture fabrication that is set up around the test article to hold the sensors. It also requires an operator to adjust and validate each sensor. Therefore, significant cost savings were realized during a James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) bus structures test where an optical measurement system augmented the use of LVDTs to reduce test schedule time. These deflection measurements characterized the structure's deformation and validated the theoretical finite element model.

Motion tracking with a scanned point cloud

One of the biggest challenges of a 3D optical displacement measurement test is often to keep the...

How ARAMIS stacks up against Extensometers

Measuring Strain in Materials Testing

Materials testing is critical to input simulation models...

How ARAMIS stacks up against Vibration Sensors

Vibration analysis requires the acquisition of test data. Historically, accelerometers have been...

How ARAMIS stacks up against Displacement Sensors

Optical metrology analyzes the mechanical properties and behavior of all kinds of materials in...

How ARAMIS stacks up against strain gauges

Strain gauges (or gages) have long been the tool of choice for engineers to measure local...

ARAMIS Thermography Applications

These Digital Image Correlation applications are starting to heat up🔥! Watch how ARAMIS...

Hockey Stick Analysis

Since the NHL Playoffs are in full swing tonight, and I am a huge fan of the sport, I thought I...