X-Ray Computed Tomography Based Modelling of Polymeric Foams
A hybrid numerical-experimental approach is used to characterize the macroscopic mechanical behaviour of polymer foams. The method is based on characterization of foams with X-ray Computed Tomography and conversion of the data to Finite Element (FE) models. Results of FE analyses revealed that plasticity has a large influence on the mechanical response of these structures.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
J.G.F. Wismans et al., "X-Ray Computed Tomography Based Modelling of Polymeric Foams", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 2761-2765, 2010