Case Study

Material Deformation Kinematics Captured By High-Speed Digital Cameras at 10,000 Frames Per Second

Source: Photron, Inc.

Many people have no idea about the importance of studying material deformation. Material deformation occurs when an object is subject to some kind of force such as pulling, pushing, or twisting. Researchers and engineers recognize its importance when it comes to ballistics and military applications, a cell phone surviving when dropped, the performance of roadside barriers, and crumple zones implemented in automobiles. This case study describes research on material deformation using the high-speed camera FASTCAM SA4. Download the full case study to see the results of the study, and videos of a phenomenon that happens too fast for the human eye to see.