A composite material is a material that is composed of multiple non-homogeneous materials. It is a complex material both on the macro and micro-scale, requiring a multi-scale imaging approach to obtain a complete overview of the internal structure. The X-ray micro-CT is a non-destructive technique that can help answer questions on how structural defects (voids and cracks) do affect structural integrity in composite materials for wind energy applications. In this application note, complete composite samples (approx. 40 cm in length) were completely imaged to evaluate the internal structure on macroscopic scale. All 3D images were obtained on the , which is a flexible and modular multi-resolution X-ray CT system.
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