Functionality of FiberScan

What does FiberScan offer?

  • Analysis of any component is possible,
  • non destructive,
  • easy preparation of specimens,
  • no burning of samples,
  • no leaded fibers,
  • very quick results.

 

FiberScan is an efficient tool for the determination of fiber orientation in any component, based on the following input:

  • x-ray of the specimens
  • photographs of transparent samples
  • photographs of burnt samples

 

The input files can be generated with a video camera, x-ray equipment or any scanner.

FiberScan uses a newly developed image processing technology to analyze the digital input and determine the distribution function of the fibers.

 

The results can be reported using different methods. For example, as a Psi curve which is the standardized presentation of the fiber orientation distribution function.

The Psi curve allows the comparison of orientation results for different specimens.

Another method to report orientation is by the calculation of the anisotropic material properties.

 

In FiberScan the results can be printed or exported to an external data file (e.g. EXCEL), which allows the use in other applications. One of the specific advantages of FiberScan is a special algorithm to increase contrasts, which improves the evaluation of x-rays enormously. In many cases it becomes possible to analyze x-rays without leaded fibers, which makes the preparation of samples very easy.

 

Another advantage is the possibility to use FiberScan "inline" on the production line, since the necessary input files can easily be generated with a digital camera and directly analyzed without time delay.

FiberScan is an efficient tool for the determination of fiber orientation in any component, based on... more

This x-ray photograph serves as input for FiberScan.

The output is the fiber orientation distribution... more