Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Training School, August 15-19, 2011

Training School on "X-ray microtomography on heterogeneous materials (wood and wood-based composites etc.)"

August 15-19, 2011 | Jyväskylä, Finland

The rapid development of table-top scale X-ray micro computed tomography  (XµCT) devices has made it possible for many laboratories to obtain such a device for their specific material analysis needs. A modern XµCT scanner is capable to acquire high quality images in micrometer resolution and provides an excellent tool for quantitative analysis of various materials. However, the image processing tools provided by the XµCT scanner manufacturers are not sufficient for extensive image  analysis and in order to fully benefit of the possibilities of XµCT it  is important to understand the concepts the 3D image processing as well  the theory of X-ray imaging.

On this course we will give you a short overview of XµCT including behavior of X-rays, the scanner geometry, optimization of the scanning parameters, and preparation of the sample. We will discuss standard XµCT image processing phases, namely image preprosessing, segmentation and analysis. We will introduce some existing image processing algorithms that are suitable for XµCT image processing and, thus, provide an extensive set of image processing tools for various analysis purposes.


The training school will take place in the framework of the Physics Courses of the undefined21th Jyväskylä Summer School (undefinedPoster).

Coordinator: Tuomas Turpeinen, Markku Kataja

Lecturers:  Cris Luengo (Uppsala University), Jan Van den Bulcke (Ghent University), Markko Myllys (University of Jyväskylä), Tuomas Turpeinen (University of Jyväskylä)

Application procedure: Interested scientists (mainly ESRs) should apply for the training school at the webpage of the undefined21th Jyväskylä Summer School. With the application a motivation letter as well as a CV have to be provided.  

The application period is from February 1 - April 30, 2011. All applications will be reviewed by the Steering Committee of the Action.

Number of students: The number of participants is restricted to 26. COST Action FP0802 is able to provide financial support (lump sum of EUR 600) for up to 15 participants.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in programming

Lectures: 15 h lectures + 11 h hands-on

Credits: 3 ECTS

Passing: Obligatory attendance at lectures + final report