In situ x-ray CT under tensile loading using synchrotron radiation

T. Hirano*, K. Usami, Y. Tanaka, C. Masuda

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Internal damage in metal matrix composites (MMC) under static tensile loading was observed by in situ X-ray computed tomography based on synchrotron radiation (SR-CT). A tensile testing sample stage was developed to investigate the fracture process during the tensile test. Aluminum alloy matrix composites reinforced by long or short SiC fibers were used. The in situ SR-CT allowed the observation of the generation and growth of defects in the samples under tensile stress levels. In situ SR-CT is a useful method for understanding failure mechanisms in advanced materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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