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Elastic stiffness characterization using three-dimensional full-field deformation obtained with optical coherence tomography and digital volume correlation

[+] Author Affiliations
Jiawei Fu, Pablo D. Ruiz

Loughborough University, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, United Kingdom

Fabrice Pierron

University of Southampton, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121512 (Dec 17, 2013). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.18.12.121512
History: Received August 23, 2013; Revised November 14, 2013; Accepted November 27, 2013
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Abstract.  This paper presents a methodology for stiffness identification from depth-resolved three-dimensional (3-D) full-field deformation fields. These were obtained by performing digital volume correlation on optical coherence tomography volume reconstructions of silicone rubber phantoms. The effect of noise and reconstruction uncertainties on the performance of the correlation algorithm was first evaluated through stationary and rigid body translation tests to give an indication of the minimum strain that can be reliably measured. The phantoms were then tested under tension, and the 3-D deformation fields were used to identify the elastic constitutive parameters using a 3-D manually defined virtual fields method. The identification results for the cases of uniform and heterogeneous strain fields were compared with those calculated analytically through the constant uniaxial stress assumption, showing good agreement.

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Jiawei Fu ; Fabrice Pierron and Pablo D. Ruiz
"Elastic stiffness characterization using three-dimensional full-field deformation obtained with optical coherence tomography and digital volume correlation", J. Biomed. Opt. 18(12), 121512 (Dec 17, 2013). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.18.12.121512


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