Both the chairs of PhotoMechanics and the International DIC Society are glad to welcome you to Clermont-Ferrand (France) in October 2024 for a joint conference between PhotoMechanics and iDICs!

This joint conference will focus on full field measurement techniques and their applications in experimental solid mechanics.

Aim and Scope

Classical procedures used in experimental solid mechanics have been significantly modified by recent advances in optical measurement methods, image processing and infrared thermography. These full-field measurement techniques lead to high resolution displacement, strain and temperature maps which open new and attractive fields of investigation. The purpose of the PM-iDICs 2024 conference is to provide an international forum for academics and practitioners to promote the new possibilities offered by these techniques and to discuss their impact on the mechanical characterization of materials and structures.

Conference themes

  • development and application of techniques such as moiré/speckle interferometry, grid methods, photoelasticity, digital image or volume correlation, and holography in experimental solid mechanics 
  • comparison, benchmarking and identification of technique suitability for specific applications
  • techniques for measurement from nano to large scales and their applications in solid mechanics
  • detection and characterization of cracks and damage
  • infrared thermography and its application to thermoelasticity, damage and fatigue analysis
  • stress and strain field analysis
  • identification of the mechanical behaviour of materials and structures from full-field measurements, including hybrid methods

    Themes are opened to any subjects related to Photomechanics

Conference format

A book of abstracts will be available for the conference. The aim is to keep the meeting as informal as possible, and no paper proceedings will be published. The scientific committee will propose a selection of papers for publication in a special issue of Strain, the International Journal for Strain Measurement published by Wiley. Selected papers will be collected during the conference

Conference Secretariat

PM-iDICs 2024,
UCA / SIGMA-Clermont
27 rue Roches Genes,
63170 Aubière, France
Tel: +33 (0) 4 73 28 81 31
Email: pmidics2024.ip@uca.fr

Conference chair

Benoît Blaysat, France
Brian K. Bay, USA
Julia Cline, USA 

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