A non-destructive X-ray microtomography approach for measuring fibre length in short-fibre composites
2012 (English)In: Composites Science And Technology, ISSN 0266-3538, Vol. 72, no 15, 1901-1908 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An improved method based on X-ray microtomography is developed for estimating fibre length distribution of short-fibre composite materials. In particular, a new method is proposed for correcting the biasing effects caused by the finite sample size as defined by the limited field of view of the tomographic devices. The method is first tested for computer generated fibre data and then applied in analyzing the fibre length distribution in three different types of wood fibre reinforced composite materials. The results were compared with those obtained by an independent method based on manual registration of fibres in images from a light microscope. The method can be applied in quality control and in verifying the effects of processing parameters on the fibre length and on the relevant mechanical properties of short fibre composite materials, e.g. stiffness, strength and fracture toughness. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 72, no 15, 1901-1908 p.
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Research subject Engineering science with specialization in Applied Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181247DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.08.008ISI: 000310943000016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-181247DiVA: diva2:555511