X-ray tomography based numerical analysis of stress concentrations in non-crimp fabric reinforced composites - assessment of segmentation methods

R. M. Auenhammer*, L. P. Mikkelsen, L. E. Asp, B. J. Blinzler

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Abstract

In this study two automated segmentation methodologies of an X-ray computer tomography based numerical analysis are compared. These are then assessed based on their influence on the stress distribution results of finite element models of glass fibre reinforced composites made out of non-crimp fabrics. Non-crimp fabrics reinforced composites are commonly used for wind turbine blades due to their high stiffness to weight ratio for the dominating bending load. Finite element modelling based on X-ray computer tomography allows the reduction of the cost and can accelerate the development process of the key material parameters of wind turbine blades. Recent research progress in the last years has laid the basis for such a procedure. Those processes must be easy applicable, fast and accurate. The main challenge in current methodologies is the segmentation part. The segmentation methods applied for this study have overcome this issue by being automated. This allows for a comparatively fast transfer from X-ray computer tomographic data to finite element results.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12038
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume942
Issue number1
Number of pages10
ISSN1757-8981
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science - Online event, Denmark
Duration: 7 Sep 202010 Sep 2020

Conference

Conference41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science
CountryDenmark
CityOnline event
Period07/09/202010/09/2020

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