The Application of Computerized Tomography for Determining Material Properties

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by Conrad W. Felice, Terra Tek, Inc, Salt Lake City, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond

Abstract: X-ray computerized tomography (CT) is an imaging technique that has been used by the medical community for a number of years and is well documented. However, the adaption of this technique for the nondestructive evaluation of geotechnical material behavior is relatively new. For geologic materials, much of the work has been conducted by the petroleum industry to obtain physical property data on reservoir rocks. An expanded role of this technique is envisioned for investigating material behavior at the microstructural level. Particularly as the interest in developing constitutive models based on microscale physics continues.

Subject Headings: Material properties | Radiography | Computer software | Computer models | Rock properties | Imaging techniques | X rays | Computing in civil engineering | North America | Connecticut | United States

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