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Workshop - X-ray Computed Tomography for Material Mechanical Behaviour Assessment

University of Southampton
January 2012


Dr Simon Quinn & Prof Janice Barton, University of Southampton
Prof Fabrice Pierron, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Châlons en Champagne, France
Dr Dave Hollis, LaVision UK
Judith Shackleton, University of Manchester

The objective of this seminar was to investigate the state of the art and future challenges of the use of X- ray computed tomography. Applications include damage detection in materials as well as 3D volume deformation through digital volume correlation software packages. The unique feature of X- ray computed tomography to investigate the mechanical phenomena occurring within the solids as opposed to just on the surface makes it an invaluable tool to follow material degradation (micro and macro cracks that occur in static or fatigue loading), capture material microstructural features in metallic or polymeric foams, composites and many other heterogeneous materials and finally measure the deformation within the volume. These capabilities provide unique information to optimise the design of advanced structural components.

There was an exhibition of instruments related to those used in the presentation, and a tour of the University of Southampton’s dedicated centre for computed tomography (CT), μ-vis. The centre provides complete support for 3D imaging science, serving Engineering, Biomedical, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences. The centre encompasses five complementary scanning systems supporting a wide range of sample sizes (imaged volumes up to 1.5 x 1 x 1m) and resolution (down to ~200nm).


In situ experiments in X ray tomography

Dr Eric Maire 
Mateis Laboratory, INSA LYON, France

Mechanical behaviour of biphasic implant for cartilage repair

Dr Kamel Madi
University of Portsmouth, UK

Geomechanical applications of X-Ray tomography and 3D digital image correlation

Dr Michel Bornert
Navier Laboratory, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

Damage analysis in polymer matrix composites

Prof. Ian Sinclair
University of Southampton, UK

Poster: Multi-Scale Homogenisation for 3D Structures

David Raymont, Philippe Young, Liang Hao
University of Exeter

Poster: Production of Porous Copper Discs for Hydrodynamic Shock Experiments

Nicholas J. Bazin, Tim Whiteside, Sav Chima Doug Faith & Tina Jewell
AWE plc., Aldermaston

Poster: Development of a 2D and 3D Coded Aperture X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging System

C. Hagen, M. Szafraniec, T. Millard, P. Munro, K. Ignatyev, R. Speller and A. Olivo
UCL Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, London


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