3-D Synthetic Microstructure Generation with Ellipsoid Particles

Report No. ARL-TN-0789
Authors: Mark A Tschopp
Date/Pages: September 2016; 32 pages
Abstract: Synthetic 2-phase microstructures are often used as a surrogate for real microstructures based on experimental microstructure statistics or as a way to test how different microstructure features affect properties of materials. These can be generated through a number of different techniques. In this technical note, a random sequential adsorption algorithm implemented in MATLAB is used to generate 3-dimensional synthetic microstructures composed of packing of ellipses within a voxelized microstructure. The MATLAB scripts are attached as appendices for future development and application.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2016