The advanced mechanical engineering industry designs complex structures consisting of assemblies of multiple parts made with innovative materials.
The design of the end product involves a detailed understanding of the mechanical behaviour of the materials used and the interactions between the structure’s parts to predict its response under mechanical strain.
To achieve this, the use of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) to measure kinematic fields has been developed to obtain the most complete measurement information possible when conducting tests.
Using digital simulation software to process these measurements would reduce development costs further by limiting the number of tests.
The MEDICINE project provides this coupling between the real world of tests and the theoretical world of simulation.