• Luc Gillibert Centre de morphologie mathématique MINES ParisTech
  • Dominique Jeulin Centre de morphologie mathématique MINES ParisTech




clustering, damage, mathematical morphology, reconstruction, segmentation, solid propellant


X-ray microtomography from solid propellant allows studying the microstructure of fragmented grains in damaged samples. A new reconstruction algorithm of fragmented grains for 3D images is introduced. Based on a watershed transform of a morphological closing of the input image, the algorithm can be used  with different sets of markers. Two of them are compared. After the grain reconstruction, a multiscale segmentation  algorithm is used to extract each fragment of the damaged grains. This allows an original quantitative study of the  fragmentation of each grain in 3D. Experimental results on X-ray microtomographic images of a solid propellant fragmented under compression are presented and validated.


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How to Cite

Gillibert, L., & Jeulin, D. (2013). 3D RECONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE FRAGMENTED GRAINS IN A COMPOSITE MATERIAL. Image Analysis and Stereology, 32(2), 107–115. https://doi.org/10.5566/ias.v32.p107-115



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