Chapter 73. Quantification of Volume Flaw Sizes in Ceramics by Image Processing of 3D X-Ray Tomographic Data Sets

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Michael C. Stinson1,
  2. D. A. Holloway2 and
  3. W. A. Ellingson2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch73

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Stinson, M. C., Holloway, D. A. and Ellingson, W. A. (1993) Quantification of Volume Flaw Sizes in Ceramics by Image Processing of 3D X-Ray Tomographic Data Sets, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch73

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Computer Science Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

  2. 2

    Materials and Components Technology Division Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL 60439

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375266

Online ISBN: 9780470314180

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Keywords:

  • segmentation;
  • ceramics;
  • three dimensional x-ray;
  • analyzing;
  • X-rays

Summary

This paper introduces a technique to quantify internal flaws in a ceramic body. The approach uses data images obtained from 3D X-ray computed tomography. An approach called guided segmentation uses image processing methods applied to a series of the data images to quantify the flaw volumes. The technique is tested on synthesized data for spheres. The technique is then applied to real images of known size to examine its use.