Structural Test at Airbus in Toulouse, FR

The MOTIVATE protocol for the validation of computational solid mechanics models enables the comparison of large fields of predicted data with measurement data using image decomposition techniques. This protocol has been applied together with the  calibration procedure for digital image correlation developed in MOTIVATE to an aircraft cockpit under pressurisation loads.
Set-up for acquiring measurements on the cockpit showing the speckled area of the ROI behind the cockpit window and the DIC system. The reference panel is about to be deployed for calibration.