X-ray microtomography facilitated modelling of microstructures

Xiaodong Jia, N. Gopinathan, Richard A Williams, C. N. Eberhardt, A. R. Clarke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (SciVal)


Two case studies of using a desktop, high-resolution X-ray microtomography (XMT) system, Skyscan 1072, to facilitate the modelling of microstructures of various materials are reported. In the first case, the XMT data are used to construct detailed structural models of porous or fibrous materials (e.g. fibre reinforced composites), with a view of using the model structure to help understand and predict properties of the modelled materials. The second case study uses XMT to provide input to, and to verify the structures generated by, a particle packing algorithm at a microscopic level. Both cases attempt to demonstrate the clear benefits of having the detailed insight provided by tomographic imaging techniques for the creation and verification of numerical models. Some numerical techniques that can make direct use of the model structures to predict, for example, thermal, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of the modelled materials are discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography
PublisherInternational Society for Industrial Process Tomography
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780853163183
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 29 Aug 200131 Aug 2001


Conference2nd World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography


  • Model validation
  • Structure modelling
  • X-ray microtomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


Dive into the research topics of 'X-ray microtomography facilitated modelling of microstructures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this