LaVision StrainMaster


StrainMaster from LaVision is a state-of-the-art, non-intrusive optical tool for shape, deformation and strain analysis of solid, granular and liquid subjects. StrainMaster combines the most advanced Digital Image Correlation (DIC) algorithms with the highest quality hardware to provide a complete and easy to use device for materials analysis.  StrainMaster is applicable across all industries investigating material behaviour and gives fast, highly accurate results via an easy to use PC based interface.

StrainMaster can be supplied as a complete turn-key system or as stand alone software for importing and processing images from an external source such as a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The system offers a complete solution and data management system able to drive hardware, acquire images, process data, validate, and display or export information.
During image acquisition the powerful StrainMaster system is able to command pulsed lighting, automate translation stage movement, record analogue load data and synchronise with external (e.g. cyclic) events.  Post-test, the user is able to set up batch operations for multiple processing steps, and utilise the resources of networked PCs via a distributed processing system; all of which is included as standard. 

A range of StrainMaster systems are available from portable field work machines to highly specialised lab versions. Any system can be tailored to suit your particular requirements, and are appropriate for both industrial and academic applications across a range of subject areas.

Several upgrades are available to make the system capable of multi-parameter measurements. For example PIV can be added to measure fluid-structure interaction, by simultaneously measuring structure deformation and airflows. A special software package also allows the analysis full volume information from X-ray or CT scans, yielding a 3D volume of 3 component deformation data.