OpenCorr: An open source C++ library for digital image correlation

OpenCorr is an open source C++ library for development of 2D, 3D/stereo, and volumetric digital image correlation (DIC). It aims to provide a developer-friendly, lightweight, and efficient kit to the users who are willing to study the state-of-the-art algorithms of DIC and DVC (digital volume correlation), or to create DIC/DVC programs for their specific applications.

Comments and suggestions are most welcome. You may reach us via

  1. Email: zhenyujiang (at) scut.edu.cn;

  2. Discussion in GitHub repository;

  3. Tencent QQ group: 597895040

The codes and documentation are released and continuously updated on GitHub (https://github.com/vincentjzy/OpenCorr).

Instructions

1. Get started

2. Framework

3. Data structures

4. Processing methods

5. GPU acceleration

6. Examples

7. Software with GUI

Developers

  • Dr JIANG Zhenyu, Professor, South China University of Technology
  • Dr ZHANG Lingqi, Postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN
  • Dr WANG Tianyi, Postdoctoral researcher, BrookHaven National Laboratory
  • Dr CHEN Wei, Chief research engineer, Midea
  • Mr HUANG Jianwen, Software engineer, SenseTime
  • Mr YANG Junrong, Software engineer, Tencent
  • Mr LIN Aoyu, Engineer, China Southern Power Grid
  • Mr LI Rui, PhD candidate, South China University of Technology
  • Mr REN Haoqiang, PhD candidate, South China University of Technology

Acknowledgements

OpenCorr demonstrates our exploration of DIC and DVC methods in recent years, which got financial support from National Natural Science Foundation of China. I would like to give my special thanks to two collaborators for their continuous and strong support: Professor QIAN Kemao at Nanyang Technological University and Professor DONG Shoubin at South China University of Technology.

Related publication

Users may refer to our papers for more information about the detailed principles and implementations of the algorithms in OpenCorr. If you feel OpenCorr helps, please cite the following paper to make it known by more people.

@article{jiang2023opencorr,
title={OpenCorr: An open source library for research and development of digital image correlation},
author={Jiang, Zhenyu},
journal={Optics and Lasers in Engineering},
volume={165},
pages={107566},
year={2023},
publisher={Elsevier}
}
  1. Z. Jiang, Q. Kemao, H. Miao, J. Yang, L. Tang, Path-independent digital image correlation with high accuracy, speed and robustness, Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2015) 65: 93-102. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2014.06.011)
  2. L. Zhang, T. Wang, Z. Jiang, Q. Kemao, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, L. Tang, S. Dong, High accuracy digital image correlation powered by GPU-based parallel computing, Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2015) 69: 7-12. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2015.01.012)
  3. T. Wang, Z. Jiang, Q. Kemao, F. Lin, S.H. Soon, GPU accelerated digital volume correlation, Experimental Mechanics (2016) 56(2): 297-309. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-015-0091-4)
  4. Z. Pan, W. Chen, Z. Jiang, L. Tang, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, Performance of global look-up table strategy in digital image correlation with cubic B-spline interpolation and bicubic interpolation, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters (2016) 6(3): 126-130. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taml.2016.04.003)
  5. W. Chen, Z. Jiang, L. Tang, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, Equal noise resistance of two mainstream iterative sub-pixel registration algorithms in digital image correlation, Experimental Mechanics (2017) 57(6): 979-996. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-017-0294-y)
  6. J. Huang, L. Zhang, Z. Jiang, S. Dong, W. Chen, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, L. Zhou, L. Tang, Heterogeneous parallel computing accelerated iterative subpixel digital image correlation, Science China Technological Sciences (2018) 61(1):74-85. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11431-017-9168-0)
  7. J. Yang, J. Huang, Z. Jiang, S. Dong, L. Tang, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, L. Zhou, SIFT-aided path-independent digital image correlation accelerated by parallel computing, Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2020) 127: 105964. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2019.105964)
  8. J. Yang, J. Huang, Z. Jiang, S. Dong, L. Tang, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, L. Zhou, 3D SIFT aided path independent digital volume correlation and its GPU acceleration, Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2021) 136: 106323. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2020.106323)
  9. L. Cai, J. Yang, S. Dong, Z. Jiang. GPU accelerated parallel reliability-guided digital volume correlation with automatic seed selection based on 3D SIFT. Parallel Computing (2021) 108: 102824. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parco.2021.102824)
  10. A. Lin, R. Li, Z. Jiang, S. Dong, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, L. Zhou, L. Tang, Path independent stereo digital image correlation with high speed and analysis resolution, Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2022) 149: 106812. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2021.106812)
  11. Z. Jiang, OpenCorr: An open source library for research and development of digital image correlation. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2023) 165: 107566. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2023.107566)
  12. W. Yin, Y. Ji, J. Chen, R. Li, S. Feng, Q. Chen, B. Pan, Z. Jiang, C. Zuo, Initializing and accelerating Stereo-DIC computation using semi-global matching with geometric constraints. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2024) 172: 107879. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2023.107879)

Impact

We are jubilant at that OpenCorr helps other colleagues in their study as a software development kit or testing benchmark. We would appreciate it if anyone could let us know the work not yet included in this list.

  1. Yuxi Chi, Bing Pan. Accelerating parallel digital image correlation computation with feature mesh interpolation. Measurement (2022) 199: 111554. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2022.111554)
  2. Wang Lianpo. Super-robust digital image correlation based on learning template. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2022) 158: 107164. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2022.107164)
  3. Y Li, L Wei, X Zhang. Measurement of nonuniform strain distribution in CORC cable due to bending process by a segmentation-aided stereo digital image correlation (2023) 63: 813-822. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-023-00953-y)
  4. Yong Su. An analytical study on the low-pass filtering effect of digital image correlation caused by under-matched shape functions. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2023) 168: 107679. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2023.107679)
  5. Yusheng Wang, Zhixiang Huang, Pengfei Zhu, Rui Zhu, Tianci Hu, Dahai Zhang, Dong Jiang. Effects of compressed speckle image on digital image correlation for vibration measurement. Measurement (2023) 217: 113041. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2023.113041)
  6. Chuanguo Xiong , Yuhan Gao, Yuhua huang , Fulong Zhu. Specular surface deformation measurement based on projected-speckle deflectometry with digital image correlation. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2023) 170: 107776. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2023.107776)
  7. Xiao Hong, Li Chengnan, Feng Mingchi. Large deformation measurement method of speckle images based on deep learning. Acta Optica Sinica (2023) 43(14): 1412001. (https://doi.org/10.3788/AOS222084)
  8. Derui Li, Bin Cheng, Sheng Xiang. Direct cubic B-spline interpolation: A fuzzy interpolating method for weightless, robust and accurate DVC computation. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2024) 172: 107886. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2023.107886)
  9. Hengrui Cui, Zhoumo Zeng, Jian Li, Hui Zhang, Fenglong Yang, Shili Chen. The effect of error coefficient matrices and correlation criteria on dic computation errors. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2024) 174: 107954. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2023.107954)
  10. Datao Li, Xiahui Wei, Yingrong Gao, Jinsong Jiang, Wei Xia, Binhua Wang. Investigations on tensile mechanical properties of rigid insulation tile materials at elevated temperatures based on digital image correlation algorithm. Construction and Building Materials (2024) 413: 134925. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2024.134925)
  11. Jiashuai Yang, Kemao Qian, Lianpo Wang. R3-DICnet: an end-to-end recursive residual refinement DIC network for larger deformation measurement. Optics Express (2024) 32(1): 907-921. (https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.505655)
  12. Yahong Feng, Lianpo Wang. Stereo-DICNet: An efficient and unified speckle matching network for stereo digital image correlation measurement. Optics and Lasers in Engineering (2024) 179: 108267. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlaseng.2024.108267)
  13. Longyong Tong, Hang Zhou, Brian Sheil. Multicore CPU-based parallel computing accelerated digital image correlation for large soil deformations measurement. Computers and Geotechnics (2024) 166: 106027. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.106027)
  14. Siqi Wang, Zehui Zhu, Tao Ma, Jianwei Fan. Asphalt concrete characterization using digital image correlation: A systematic review of best practices, applications, and future vision. Journal of Testing and Evaluation (2024) 52(4): 20230485. (https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20230485)