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Three-dimensional microstructure of fiber-reinforced composites
Author(s): Geoff Archenhold; Ashley R. Clarke; Nic Davidson
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Paper Abstract

The orientation of glass and carbon fibers in polymer composites has been investigated using both physical and optical sectioning. We have successfully automated the analysis of large area sections containing thousands of fibers where there is good contrast between fibers and polymer matrix. Recently, we have investigated the application of the laser scanning confocal microscope for the determination of 3-D orientations of glass fibers in polyoxymethylene. Initial data are presented together with a discussion on the preprocessing of the subsurface image fields necessary for automating the confocal process.

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Date Published: 26 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1660, Biomedical Image Processing and Three-Dimensional Microscopy, (26 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59550
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Geoff Archenhold, Leeds Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ashley R. Clarke, Leeds Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nic Davidson, Leeds Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1660:
Biomedical Image Processing and Three-Dimensional Microscopy
Raj S. Acharya; Carol J. Cogswell; Dmitry B. Goldgof, Editor(s)

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