3D texture analysis for mechanical properties optimization of rolled aluminium

Reference number
Coordinator Uppsala Synchrotronix AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration February 2020 - February 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture Research infrastructure - utilisation and collaboration
Call Industrial pilot projects for the utilisation of neutron and photon based techniques at large-scale infrastructures - Autumn 2019

Purpose and goal

The project group has successfully performed both 3DXRD and 3D tomography measurements on heat-treated aluminum at synchrotron light facilities in Japan and Germany. The purpose of this project is to try to find a way to combine and visualize the information from the two measurement methods in order to primarily interpret the results for solder penetration in aluminum but also to obtain and provide tools to generally visualize the information from both measurement methods in a simple and relevant way for industrial applications.

Expected results and effects

Accessing analysis software for combined 3DXRD and 3D tomography measurements, which is advantageous for all project partners in different ways. För Gränges the greatest benefit is to have a new tool for characterization of braze clad penetration in an orderly and easily accessible way. USync benefits from access to general analysis methods for analyzing metal samples from other Swedish metal companies. LU will benefit from being able to develop software for industrial applications.

Planned approach and implementation

The project team will meet to review the amount of data collected and to review the requirements to gain the information that is most important to obtain from the data set in a simple manner and to set objective for how the analysis software shall be designed for the respective analytical method. The developed analysis software will then be tested at Gränges under the supervision of USync and at a joint meeting at LU. A test report that matches the target image with the project´s conditions will be produced.

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Last updated 6 May 2020

Reference number 2019-05299

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