X-Ray computed tomography facility

Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa

(an ARC-LIEF funded facility LE130100006)

High-resolution X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) provides non-destructive three dimensional imaging of a wide range of materials including soils, rocks, concrete, metals, polymers, additively manufactured parts and fossils. Monash X-Ray CT facility has a Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa which enables submicron imaging of micro-structural features of materials. It has a unique set of objectives (0.4X, 4X, 20X, 40X) which allows scanning of full samples or small sub-regions within large samples. The facility has various advanced insitu imaging capabilities including low to high pressure triaxial systems for soils and rocks, unconfined compressive and one-dimensional compression load-stages.

Supporting Organisations

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, University of Western Sydney, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Wollongong, The University of Newcastle, Griffith University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland

X-Ray CT Imaging and Analysis Capabilities

Current Projects

Download X-RAY CT Applications (PDF, 8.63 MB)

Past Projects

A sand particle under UCS A high-resolution scan of a cotton yarn (voxel size=0.69microns) 1D-compression behaviour of sand with particle crushing
Synthetic coal (top) and heat exposed concrete (bottom) Lime-slag mixed soil column-soil under UCS Cement mixed sands at 7 days curing
Particle, pore and void ratio distributions for sands under 1D compression BFRP (left), CFRP (back) and GFRP (right)
(voxel size=2.25 microns) (ARC DP160100739)
High Aspect Ratio Tomography-Micro SIM (voxel size=11.4 microns)

All images were acquired by Dr Asadul Haque and post-processed by Dr Haque, Asheque al Mahbub and Ferdous Alam. Post-processing of images were undertaken using AVIZO and Drishti.


Dr Asadul Haque,
Facility Manager & Chief Investigator,
Ph: (03) 9905 4974; Mobile: 0421 898 032
Email: Asadul.Haque@monash.edu

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