A dataset of voids’ characteristics in multidirectional carbon fiber/epoxy composite laminates, obtained using X-ray micro-computed tomography
In the current data article, we present detailed characteristics of voids in carbon/epoxy composite laminates as well as the original image stacks, obtained via X-ray micro-Computed Tomography (micro-CT) . Five different lay-ups are produced with altering the recommended cure cycle in order to intentionally induce voids in the material. For each lay-up, an image stack (consisting of tomographic slices) and a dataset are provided. The image slices are in 8-bit TIF format. The datasets (spreadsheets) include the volume, size parameters, shape parameters, orientation, and location of all the detected voids in the specimen. The segmentation of the images and quantification of voids are performed in VoxTex, an in-house software for processing of micro-CT results. The data is linked to a Data in Brief article "Mehdikhani et al., A dataset of voids’ characteristics in multidirectional carbon fiber/epoxy composite laminates, obtained using X-ray micro-computed tomography, DIB 27 (2019) 104686" and linked to the article "Mehdikhani et al. Detailed characterization of voids in multidirectional carbon fiber/epoxy composite laminates using X-ray micro-computed tomography. Comp Part A 125 (2019) 105532".