Optical Methods Division
|The Optical Methods Division (OMD) exists “to advance optical technology by providing a forum for the timely exchange of information” and “to promote the development of new applications of Optical Methods in mechanics by organizing symposia-type technical sessions”. Its international membership comes from universities, industries and government laboratories. The OMD promotes short courses during the Annual SEM Conference in topics such as Fiber Optics, Moiré Interferometry, Image Analysis and Applied Optics. It also sponsors technical sessions on topics relevant to the application of mature optical techniques, and on state-of-the-art and developing optical technologies of interest to the experimental mechanics community. Additionally, it attempts to identify future research directions and applications of optical methods and techniques relevant to experimental mechanics.
Moiré grating" modulation at the atomic scale for the analysis
of stress field in a Si-C cristal with dislocations.
Image courtesy of Prof. Cesar Sciammarella
Optical Methods Technical Division Annual Meetings
2009 SEM Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
2010 SEM Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
2011 Technical Division Activities Report
2011 SEM Conference, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Optical Methods Division - Last updated May 2013.
- TD elected Helena Jin as chair, Sanichiro Yoshida as vice chair and Luciano Lamberti as new secretary.
- The TD meeting was very well attended. We had total of 28 attendees from widely represented areas.
- DIC challenges were discussed and Phil Reu updated the progress in DIC challenges at the TD meeting.
- TD organized a track “Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics”.
- The track has total of 11 sessions, 67 talks from well-known researchers across the world.
- Two keynote speakers are invited. Professor Cesar Scimmarella will cover all aspects of optical methods. Professor John Rogers will demonstrate the novel applications of mechanics and optical methods in other fields.
- TD organized some sessions together with Thermomechanics & infrared imaging, Fracture and Fatigue, MEMS and Nanotechnology TDs.
- Prefer individual room for TD meeting.
- People suggest starting the conference early when held at west coast and starting late when at east coast.
- People loved Costa Mesa as conference location.
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Optical Methods-Back to Basics
This current series provides a platform to convey an educationally focused coupling of textual learning with visual/illustrative learning of innovative optical measurement methods that range from the nature and description of light to phase shifting interferometries. The optical methods described within this series, in many cases, occur in nature but through creative adaptation they can be applied to offer physical solutions to the measurement of stress and strain in various materials and systems. The author of Optical Methods is Professor Gary Cloud of Michigan State University.
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