Comparison of Intensity Method and Counting Method in Measurement of Fiber Orientation Angle Distribution Using Image Processing
The fiber reinforced composites has high specific strength and stiffness than metallic material and are an anisotropic material whose mechanical properties, such as strength and elasticity, change with their fiber orientation state, the fiber length, the fiber aspect ratio, fiber mat structure, etc. Above all, the fiber orientation angle distribution state of fiber reinforced composite is fundamental element of mechanical properties. So, many researches on this element have been conducted by means of nondestructive method currently. The fiber distribution state is measured by intensity difference of pixel using image processing and these methods are intensity method by calculating of intensity value of pixel and counting method by calculating of fiber quantity. In this research, the fiber orientation simulation picture was constructed by plotter according to change of fiber’s diameter, length and orientation. The fiber orientation distribution state was measured by this intensity information. The fiber orientation angle distribution state measured by intensity method and counting method was compared with fiber orientation function calculation value.
Hyungsun Kim, Junichi Hojo and Soo Wohn Lee
J. W. Kim and D. G. Lee, "Comparison of Intensity Method and Counting Method in Measurement of Fiber Orientation Angle Distribution Using Image Processing", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 544-545, pp. 207-210, 2007