3D Image-Based Modeling of Ductile Fracture in an Aluminum Alloy Using Synchrotron X-Ray CT Images
Traditional computational models always assume idealized crack geometry. However, actual crack geometry is very complex in real materials and thus, those simulations do not realistically represent the actual loading conditions of a real crack. In this paper, three-dimensional (3D) image-based simulation was performed to investigate the fracture behavior of an aluminum alloy, and the model takes into account the real crack geometry based on the 3D images of the crack. Accordingly, many essential features of fracture can be identified and interpreted, and some new insight into fracture behavior in real materials can be offered.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
L. Qian et al., "3D Image-Based Modeling of Ductile Fracture in an Aluminum Alloy Using Synchrotron X-Ray CT Images", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 263-266, 2007