Lecture 5

Lecture 5: Material Identification (duration:1h30)



  • Get the trainee familiar with the basic concepts of the virtual fields method
  • Understand how full-field measurements impact the uncertainty on identified properties


  • Why combine full-field techniques with material identification
  • How does an inverse method work
  • Introduction of the principle of virtual work
  • How to select virtual fields
  • Case study: orthotropic foam
  • The identification simulator: quantifying systematic and random errors


  • The trainee has basic knowledge on the application of the virtual fields method.
  • Feeling on how test geometry, DIC settings and hardware equipment might influence the identification process