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CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) 1

CFRP composites are used widely in the aeronautic industry motivated by the low weight and economic issues. X-ray CT imaging is used to examine the structure of the CFRP composites especially in the case of damage to the aircraft.

In this example individual fibers of 7 microns in diameter and their woven structure can be seen in the composite and fiber diameter and orientation distribution can be analyzed from the scan.