High Speed Video Camera: Hyper Vision HPV-X2, HPV-2A
Predicting the lifespan of an aircraft is important, but composite structures have complex interacting failure modes. As a result, analysis has always been considered difficult. Furthermore, the fracture process of the advanced composite materials used in aircraft is complicated, making it even more difficult to predict lifespan.
Professor Andrew Makeev, introduced in this interview, has been engaged in research in this area since the establishment of the Advanced Materials and Structures Lab (AMSL) at the University of Texas Arlington. He recently produced a number of significant results in collaborative research with aerospace companies concerning the structural analysis and mechanical properties of composite materials. In addition to working on the prediction of lifespan, he is working toward the development of advanced composite materials. Shimadzu’s high-speed tensile testing machines (HITS) and high-speed video cameras (HPV) are used for the research. In order to visualize the process of high-speed impacts of composite materials, two of our high-speed video cameras are used in the 3D-DIC (3D Digital Image Correlation) method.