This paper is an introduction to a study of the application of the science of mathematical morphology and the texture analyser to fibre composite materials. The full study will include theoretical applications and experimental verification. In the first part the writers describe how the tensile and flexural rigidities of a composite strip can be measured, in conjunction with the morphological paremeters of volume fraction of fibre or matrix. The second part presents the measurement of the number of connectivity of the closings of the fibres. This parameters is related to inter-fibre distances and, in particular, gives the minimum inter-fibre distance. The apparatus is briefly described and its original features pointed out. In addition, the basic notions of the hit-and-miss transformation are given. © 1973.
Serra, J., & Verchery, G. (1973). Mathematical morphology applied to fibre composite materials. Fibre Science and Technology, 6(2), 141–158. https://doi.org/10.1016/0015-0568(73)90005-5