Full-Field Measurements and Identification in Solid Mechanics

Full-Field Measurements and Identification in Solid Mechanics

Edited by

Michel Grédiac, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
François Hild, ENS Cachan, France

ISBN : 9781848212947

Publication Date : November 2012

Hardcover 496 pp

195.00 USD



This timely book presents cutting-edge developments by experts in the field on the rapidly developing and scientifically challenging area of full-field measurement techniques used in solid mechanics – including photoelasticity, grid methods, deflectometry, holography, speckle interferometry and digital image correlation. The evaluation of strains and the use of the measurements in subsequent parameter identification techniques to determine material properties are also presented.

Since parametric identification techniques require a close coupling of theoretical models and experimental measurements, the book focuses on specific modeling approaches that include finite element model updating, the equilibrium gap method, constitutive equation gap method, virtual field method and reciprocity gap method. In the latter part of the book, the authors discuss two particular applications of selected methods that are of special interest to many investigators: the analysis of localized phenomenon and connections between microstructure and constitutive laws. The final chapter highlights infrared measurements and their use in the mechanics of materials.

Written and edited by knowledgeable scientists, experts in their fields, this book will be a valuable resource for all students, faculties and scientists seeking to expand their understanding of an important, growing research area.


Foreword, Michael A. Sutton.
1. Basics of Metrology and Introduction to Techniques, André Chrysochoos and Yves Surrel.
2. Photoelasticity, Fabrice Brémand and Jean-Christophe Dupré.
3. Grid Method, Moiré and Deflectometry, Jérôme Molimard and Yves Surrel.
4. Digital Holography Methods, Pascal Picart and Paul Smigielski.
5. Elementary Speckle Interferometry, Pierre Jacquot, Pierre Slangen and Dan Borza.
6. Digital Image Correlation, Michel Bornert, François Hild, Jean-José Orteu and Stéphane Roux.
7. From Displacement to Strain, Pierre Feissel.
8. Introduction to Identification Methods, Marc Bonnet.
9. Parameter Identification from Mechanical Field Measurements using Finite Element Model Updating Strategies, Emmanuel Pagnacco, Anne-Sophie Caro-Bretelle and Patrick Ienny.
10. Constitutive Equation Gap, Stéphane Pagano and Marc Bonnet.
11. The Virtual Fields Method, Michel Grédiac, Fabrice Pierron, Stéphane Avril, Evelyne Toussaint and Marco Rossi.
12. Equilibrium Gap Method, Fabien Amiot, Jean-Noël Périé and Stéphane Roux.
13. Reciprocity Gap Method, Stéphane Andrieux, Huy Duong Bui and Andrei Constantinescu.
14. Characterization of Localized Phenomena, Jacques Desrues and Julien Réthoré.
15. From Microstructure to Constitutive Laws, Jérôme Crépin and Stéphane Roux.
16. Thermographic Analysis of Material Behavior, Jean-Christophe Batsale, André Chrysochoos, Hervé Pron and Bertrand Wattrisse.

About the authors/editors

Dr. Michel Grédiac is Full Professor at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France. His fields of interest are composite materials, reinforcement of structures and the use of full-field measurement techniques for material characterization purposes. He is the founder of a French research network – “Full-field measurements and identification in solid mechanics” and has published over 90 papers.

Dr. François Hild is Research Professor at the Laboratory of Mechanics and Technology in Cachan, France, and is the current head of the Mechanics and Materials division. He has worked in the field of mechanics and materials for more than 20 years and has published more than 140 papers on subjects that include moiré interferometry, digital image and volume correlation, identification and validation techniques for damage and fracture models.