X-ray Micro CT for 3D Characterization, Analysis, and Simulation of Multiphase Systems

Friday, April 10, 2009 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building

J.D. Miller
Chair and Ivor D. Thomas Distinguished Professor
Department of Metallurgical Engineering
College of Mines and Earth Sciences
University of Utah


Applications of X-ray micro CT for the 3D quantitative characterization, analysis, and simulationof particle/particle bed features, porous structures, phase definition and composition, andmaterial damage will be discussed.  For example, fundamental properties of multiphaseparticles are described in 3D including size, shape, surface area, and spatial variation incomposition.  In addition, 3D pore network structures are identified and used to simulateconstrained fluid flow using the LB method for computational fluid dynamics.  Finally,mechanical properties of multiphase materials are described in 3D including crack size anddensity as well as micro FE analysis of porous structures.


J.D. Miller is the Department Chair and Ivor Thomas Distinguished Professor ofMetallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah.  He is the recipient of numerous awards andhas served on the faculty at the University of Utah for 41 years.  Professor Miller is a member ofthe National Academy of Engineering and a Distinguished Member of SME.  In 2007 hereceived an Honorary Ph.D. degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and anHonorary Professorial Appointment at Central South University, Changsha, PRC.  Morerecently, in 2008, Miller was recognized as a Distinguished Professor of MetallurgicalEngineering at the University of Utah.