The ProcessGeo module
The ProcessGeo module and the LayerGeo module constitute GeoDict's model modifiers.
ProcessGeo offers a number of manipulations or operations to transform material models generated from imported CT-, ÁCT- or FIB/SEM-scans (with the ImportGeo-Vol module) or with other GeoDict modules for digital material design.
ProcessGeo and LayerGeo are frequently used in sequence to construct complex structures, before further property analysis with the appropriate module for digital material analysis, such as (FlowDict , FilterDict®-Element, ElastoDict, ConductoDict, etc).
The ProcessGeo module is able to:
- filter the structure by cleansing, dilating, and eroding.
- perform structure conversions by reassigning materials, permuting axes, re-scaling, or inverting the structure.
- carry out physics-based operations such as compressing, adding binder, or marking solid components or pores connected to domain sides.
- resize the structure by embedding empty voxels, or by repeating, mirroring, and cropping the structure.
- The ProcessGeo module is part of the GeoDict Base package that provides basic functionality, together with the LayerGeo module with which it is frequently used.
- ProcessGeo performs a number of manipulations or operations to transform material models that can either be a segmented 3D image (microCT-scan, FIB-SEM) imported with ImportGeo-VOL or a 3D structure model created with one of the GeoDict modules for Digital Material Design, e.g. FiberGeo for nonwovens, GrainGeo for granular or sintered structure models or sphere-packings, or FoamGeo for foams.
- ProcessGeo is functionally independent from other GeoDict modules but, since it performs operations on the structure of models, is valuable in combination with GeoDict modules for Digital Material Analysis (e.g. FlowDict, ElastoDict, etc).