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Synchronised multi-scale image analysis of soil deformations

Teng, Y and Stanier, SA and Gourvenec, SM (2017) Synchronised multi-scale image analysis of soil deformations. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 17. pp. 53-71. ISSN 1346-213X

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New apparatus and techniques for performing synchronised multi-scale particle image velocimetry or digital image correlation (PIV/DIC) soil deformation measurements have been developed. A central camera records a full field of view (FoV) of the model capturing the ‘macro’ deformation mechanism and the boundaries of the model. Simultaneously, an adjacent slave camera records a subset of the full FoV capturing the ‘micro’ soil response in a region of special interest, such as under the corner of footing. The ‘micro’ FoV images have higher resolution in terms of particle/pixel size ratio (d/p), resulting in the ability to measure localised deformations that are invisible to lower resolution images. Recommendations are made with respect to appropriate subset size and spacing for highresolution images. A photogrammetric correction process requiring a small number of static control points is proposed and the performance is validated against a conventional photogrammetric calibration utilising a large array of static control points. Lastly, results from a validation experiment are presented comparing the PIV/DIC output from the ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ FoV, illustrating that: (a) the photogrammetric correction method proposed is robust and (b) that there has been an improvement in spatial resolution of the strain measurements that can be obtained through the ‘micro’ FoV camera.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 20:17
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2021 01:07
DOI: 10.1680/jphmg.15.00058