Industrial 3D Measurement Techniques

ARAMIS - Optical 3D Deformation Analysis

ARAMIS helps to better understand material and component behavior and is ideally suited to monitor experiments with high temporal and local resolution.

ARAMIS is a non-contact and material independent measuring system providing, for static or dynamically loaded test objects, accurate:

  • 3D surface coordinates
  • 3D displacements and velocities
  • Surface strain values (major and minor strain, thickness reduction)
  • Strain rates

ARAMIS is the ideal solution for...

  • Determination of material properties (R- and N-values, FLC, Young's Modulus, etc...)
  • Component analysis (crash tests, vibration analysis, durability studies, etc...)
  • Verification of Finite Element Analysis

ARAMIS is the unique solution delivering complete 3D surface, displacement and strain results where a large number of traditional measuring devices are required (strain gauges, LVDTs extensometers, ...).

The same system setup is used for multiple applications and can be easily integrated in existing testing environments.

CAD data integration

ARAMIS provides an import interface for CAD data which are used for 3D coordinate transformations and 3D shape deviation calculations.

The import interface handles following formats:

  • Native: Catia v4/v5, UG, ProE
  • General: IGES, STL, VDA, STEP

Real-time data processing

The ARAMIS software provides real-time results for multiple measurement positions from the test objects surface.

These are directly transferred to testing devices, data acquisition units or processing softwares (e.g. LabView, DIAdem, MSExcel, etc.) and are used for:

  • Controlling of testing devices
  • Long-term tests with smallest storage requirements
  • Vibration analysis
  • 3D Video Extensometer

Verification of FE simulations

As part of complex process chains, optical measuring systems have become important tools in industrial processes in the last years. Together with the numerical simulation they have significant potential for quality improvement and optimization of development time for products and production.

ARAMIS strongly supports the full-field verification of FE-simulations. Determining material parameters with ARAMIS helps to evaluate and improve existing material models. The import of FE result datasets allows to perform numerical full-field comparisons to FE simulations for all kind of component tests.

Thus finite element simulations can be optimized and are getting more reliable.

Complete workflow in one software application

The entire measuring, evaluation and documentation process is carried out within the integrated ARAMIS Software.

The full potential of the available hardware is used to capture and evaluate the measuring area efficiently and with high accuracy.

Learn more about the functionality of the powerful ARAMIS Software in the Software pages.

Technical Data

System
Configurations

2M

5M

Frame Rate (Hz)

up to 15 (29)

up to 15 (29)

Camera
Resolution (pixel)

1624 x 1236

2448 x 2050

Measuring Area

mm² to > m²

mm² to > m²

Strain Measuring
Range (%)

0.005 up to
> 2000

0.005 up to
> 2000

Strain Measuring
Accuracy (%)

up to 0.005

up to 0.005

Ring Buffer

Image Memory

uses PC RAM

uses PC RAM

Tool Free Mounting

Integrated Cable
Guide

Positioning
Pointers

1 or 3

1 or 3

Illumination

integrated

integrated

High-End PC

Notebook

Control Device

Sensor Controller

Sensor Controller

Operating Temperature

5-40°C

5-40°C

Specimen Temperature

typ. -100°C up to +1500°C

System
Configurations

4M

12M

HS

Frame Rate (Hz)

up to 168 (1334)

up to 58 (464)

up to 500 (4000)

Camera
Resolution (pixel)

2400 x 1728

4000 x 3000

1280 x 1024

Measuring Area

mm² to > m²

mm² to > m²

mm² to > m²

Strain Measuring
Range (%)

0.005 up to
> 2000

0.005 up to
> 2000

0.005 up to
> 2000

Strain Measuring
Accuracy (%)

up to 0.005

up to 0.005

up to 0.005

Ring Buffer

Image Memory

uses PC RAM

uses PC RAM

uses PC RAM

Tool Free Mounting

Integrated Cable
Guide

Positioning
Pointers

1 or 3

1 or 3

1 or 3

Illumination

integrated

integrated

external

High-End PC

Notebook

Control Device

Sensor Controller

Sensor Controller

Sensor Controller

Operating Temperature

5-40°C

5-40°C

5-40°C

Specimen Temperature

typ. -100°C up to +1500°C

Additional configurations

On request, there is a special High Speed configuration available, with frame rate up to 5000Hz (1000000Hz) and camera resolution up to 1024 x 1024 pixel.

Application Notes

Find out more about the practical use of the ARAMIS Measuring System.
View all ARAMIS application notes.