Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 959–970 | Cite as

Analysis and Artifact Correction for Volume Correlation Measurements Using Tomographic Images from a Laboratory X-ray Source

  • N. Limodin
  • J. Réthoré
  • J. Adrien
  • J.-Y. Buffière
  • F. HildEmail author
  • S. Roux


The effects of three artifacts (reconstruction, beam hardening and temperature of the X-ray tube) associated with the use of a lab tomograph are analyzed in terms of their induced biases for Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) from a series of reconstructed volumes acquired successively. The most detrimental effect is due to spurious dilatational strains induced by temperature variations in the tomograph. If they are not accounted for, any quantitative kinematic measurement is impossible for strain levels below 0.5%.


Quantitative kinematic measurements Reconstruction artifacts Thermal expansion X-ray computed microtomography 



This work was funded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the grant ANR-09-BLAN-0009-01 (RUPXCUBE Project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Limodin
    • 1
  • J. Réthoré
    • 2
  • J. Adrien
    • 1
  • J.-Y. Buffière
    • 1
  • F. Hild
    • 3
    Email author
  • S. Roux
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Matériaux, Ingénierie et Sciences (MATEIS)INSA-Lyon / UMR CNRS 5510VilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Mécanique des Contacts et des Structures (LaMCoS)INSA-Lyon / UMR CNRS 5259VilleurbanneFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie (LMT-Cachan)ENS Cachan / CNRS / UPMC / PRES UniverSud ParisCachan CedexFrance

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