In Situ Observation of Fracture of Aluminium Foam Using Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography
Synchrotron X-ray microtomography has been utilized for the 3D characterisation of microstructure in the cell materials of aluminium foams. Tomographs, consisting of about 109 isotropic voxels with a maximum of 1.0µm edge, were collected at the SPring-8 in Japan. A combination of high-resolution phase contrast imaging technique and several state-of–the-art application techniques has enabled the quantitative image analyses of micro-pore, intermetallic particles and grain boundary as well as the assessment of their effects on compressive deformation and fracture behaviours in two kinds of aluminium foams.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
H. Toda et al., "In Situ Observation of Fracture of Aluminium Foam Using Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 1189-1195, 2005