[vtkusers] Material microstructure modeling

Mike Jackson imikejackson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 09:49:33 EST 2008

I have some experience with this sort of thing. The basic flow for us  

Create vtkImageData from all the Slices of microstructure.
Threshold the vtkImageData to extract the features that you want to  
Run a MarchingCubes to create the surface mesh of the features.
Decimate and smooth as needed.

Not much to go on, but hope that helps.

On Feb 8, 2008, at 12:13 AM, Roman Putanowicz wrote:

> Hi All,
> Maybe someone of you have experience with the following problem:
> I need to build 3D models of material microstructures having
> a series of 2D microstructure images. The resulting 3D models
> will be subsequently meshed to allow direct analysis of
> microstructure mechanical properties using FEM.
> Could you please point me to any software solutions (either commercial
> or free) to the above issue?
> Thank you in advance.
> Regards,
> Roman
> -- 
> Roman Putanowicz  < putanowr at l5.pk.edu.pl  >
> Institute for Computational Civil Engng (L-5)
> Dept. of Civil Engng, Cracow Univ. of Technology
> www.l5.pk.edu.pl, tel. +48 12 628 2569, fax 2034
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