Advanced visualization and analysis

Avizo Software for composites, polymers and fibrous materials

Composite materials are making their way into many different application areas, ranging from aerospace to automotive and construction. Their properties improve stiffness and strength and allow for design of lightweight components at a reasonable cost.

Avizo Software allows for analysis of the fibers that reinforce composite materials, computing length, orientation and density. It also detects matrix defects such as voids or foreign debris, cracking or delamination, and richness or dryness. Avizo Software can analyze pore networks for the latest micro- and/ or nano-porous composites, allowing researchers to gain a better understanding of the material properties and perform improved quality control on industrial parts made of composite material. Analysis of deformations of the material under physical constraints allows also for damage prediction of deficiencies.

Avizo Software is the solution of choice
Data courtesy of Bruker.
Courtesy of L. Laiarinandrasana & T. Morgeneyer (Centre des Matériaux Mines ParisTech), and L. Helfen (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
Data courtesy of Rigaku Corporation.
Courtesy of EMPA.

Applications and Use cases
Evolution of damage during the fatigue of 3D woven glass-fibre reinforced composites

Three dimensional (3D) composites were proposed over 40 years ago in an attempt to overcome the shortcomings of 2D laminates, by incorporating fibres into the through-thickness direction...

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In this study, chemically bonded phosphate ceramic (CBPC) fiber reinforced composites were made at indoor temperatures. The mechanical properties and microstructure of the CBPC composites were studied...

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Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramic Composites at Room Temperature