In-situ observation of fracture of aluminium foam using synchrotron X-ray microtomography

Hiroyuki Toda, Tomomi Ohgaki, Kentaro Uesugi, Koichi Makii, Yasuhiro Aruga, Akahori Toshikazu, Mitsuo Niinomi, Toshiro Kobayashi

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Synchrotron X-ray microtomography has been utilized for the 3D characterisation of microstructure in the cell materials of aluminium foams. Tomographs, consisting of about 109 isotropic voxels with a maximum of l.0μm edge, were collected at the SPring-8 in Japan. A combination of high-resolution phase contrast imaging technique and several state-of-the-art application techniques has enabled the quantitative image analyses of micro-pore, intermetallic particles and grain boundary as well as the assessment of their effects on compressive deformation and fracture behaviours in two kinds of aluminium foams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1195
Number of pages7
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume297-300 II
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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