Qualitative and Quantitative Architecture Characterisation of Porous Materials
Amethod for extracting accuratemicrostructural information fromheterogeneousmaterialsusing micro Computed Tomography (CT) is presented. A highly porous fibrous structure is used asa case study. The proposed method includes a filtering step to increase the resolution of the gray-scaleslices, a local segmentation step to accurately separate the fibres from the background and a thinningprocedure to simplify the structure and extract quantitative statistics such as the number of fibre jointsper fibre, fibre orientation and segment length (sections between joints) distributions.
E. Hristoforou and D.S. Vlachos
D. Tsarouchas "Qualitative and Quantitative Architecture Characterisation of Porous Materials", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 495, pp. 134-137, 2012