Dynamic Impact Deformation Analysis Using High-speed Cameras and ARAMIS Photogrammetry Software

Report No. ARL-TR-5212
Authors: Jian H. Yu and Peter G. Dehmer
Date/Pages: June 2010; 30 pages
Abstract: This report is a user's manual for ARAMIS (version 6) image photogrammetry for high-speed impact deformation. ARAMIS is a non-contact measurement system that calculates the strain history of a deformation event. The software renders a series of stereo images into three-dimensional displacement vectors and strain vectors as functions of time. This manual is intended to provide an overview of the operating procedure adapted for high-speed impact testing. Instructions on the use of the ARAMIS system are illustrated with an example of a high-speed projectile impact on a helmet.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2010