Measurement of Fiber Diameter and Diameter Distribution by Image Analysis

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R. L. Barker

Dept. of Design and Environment Analysis, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 14853

D. W. Lyons

Dept. of Textiles, Clemson University, Clemson, S. C. 29631

J. Eng. Ind 101(1), 54-58 (Feb 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439473 History: Received June 02, 1978; Online July 15, 2010


An optical scanning procedure is described for scanning a fiber and measuring the projected diameter of the fiber at different points along its length. A method of analysis is discussed for obtaining from these measurements the average optical diameter or ribbon width of the fiber. By using the image analyzer to scan an array of fibers, the range or distribution of fiber sizes is defined for various different samples of fiber. These data are discussed as the distribution statistics of the different samples of fiber are analyzed and compared.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Topics: Fibers , Measurement
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