When attempting to build mesoscale geometric models of woven reinforcements in composites based on X-ray microtomography data, we frequently run into ambiguous situations due to noise, particularly in contact zones between fiber tows, resulting in inadmissible cross-sectional shapes. We propose here a custom-built shape-manifold approach based on kernel PCA, k-means classification and Diffuse Approximation to identify, “repair” such badly segmented shapes in the feature space, and finally recover admissible shapes in the original space.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science
- Mechanics of Materials