Automated X-ray computer tomography segmentation method for finite element analysis of non-crimp fabric reinforced composites
Journal article, 2021

In this study a complete procedure is presented of how to generate finite element models based on X-ray computer tomography data on the fibre bundle scale for non-crimp fabric reinforced composites. Non-crimp fabric reinforced composites are nowadays extensively used in the load carrying parts of wind turbine blades. Finite element analysis based on X-ray computer tomographic data will allow faster and cheaper developments of key material parameters. However, automated procedures for computer tomography data transfer into finite elements models are lacking. In the current study, an X-ray computer tomography aided engineering (XAE) process including a fully automated segmentation method and an element-wise material orientation mapping of X-Ray computer tomographic data is presented for the first time. The proposed methodology combines recent research progress and improvements in image analysis, and provides a fast, accurate and repeatable data transfer and analysis process with a high degree of automation.

Composites

Segmentation

X-ray computer tomography

Finite element modelling

Author

Robert Auenhammer

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Lars Mikkelsen

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Leif Asp

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Brina Blinzler

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Composite Structures

0263-8223 (ISSN)

Vol. 256 113136

MUltiscale, Multimodal and Multidimensional imaging for EngineeRING (MUMMERING).

European Commission (EC), 2019-01-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

Materials Science

Infrastructure

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Subject Categories

Computer Science

Composite Science and Engineering

DOI

10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113136

Related datasets

Automated x-ray computer tomography segmentation method for finite element analysis of non-crimp fabric reinforced composites [dataset]

URI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3830790

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