Micro-struCtural imaging as a Tool for modelinG fibrOus materiALS (μ-CT GOALS)
Realization period:01.01. 2019 – 31.12. 2022
Leader at TUL:doc. Ing. Stanislav Petrík, CSc.
This work aims at developing a new framework for modeling the mechanical behavior of fibrous structures based on non-invasive and direct measurement for their geometrical parameters. The project will develop novel theoretical (models and image analysis algorithms), as well as experimental techniques (4D scanning) for characterizing the studied materials. This work will create an open-source database of digital models of different fibrous-structures which will be available for all researchers and will allow more theoretical models to be developed independent from the complexities associated with physical sample production and scanning. This project will also create the conditions for deeper and sustainable collaboration between our institute and our American partner that will extend beyond the lifetime of this project. This collaboration will be realized in the form of: shared publications in prestigious journals, exchange of students and staff, knowledge and technology transfer, mutual organization of international conferences as well as further applications for collaborative research grants.