X-ray microtomography applications to heterogeneous materials
Publication Name: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo
Microtomography is a powerful tool that allows us to image materials at close to micron resolution. In the case of heterogeneous materials such as wood-based and cement-based composite materials were microstructure-property relationships are extremely difficult to quantify, microtomography enables us to make quantitative assessments of internal structure. Through 3D image analysis we can characterize a variety of parameters that affect a range of physical and mechanical properties. This paper provides an overview of synchrotron-based and laboratory-based microtomography applications to heterogeneous materials, along with the 3D image processing required to extract quantitative information.