Hydrides orientation on zirconium alloy

One Zr alloy containing hydrides is submitted for image analysis.

Figure 1. Original image of Zr alloy showing the hydrides at 100X.

Figure 2. Thin dark objects are highlighted using a gray transformation.

Figure 3. Hydrides are binarized into red bitplane. Radial hydrides are isolated into green bitplane and their count percentage is calculated.


Demonstrate the ability of the Clemex Vision image analysis to distinguish and characterize the hydrides in Zr alloy. The methods and operations used are discussed in the report linked at the bottom of this page (click the Download PDF link below).


The orientation of all platelets and percentage of radial platelets are determined. Final results can be printed directly from Clemex Vision. Raw data are linked to their respective objects for validation purpose. Raw data can also be exported in Excel format.