A New Three-Dimensional Modeling Technique for Studying Porous Media

Much experimental research has been conducted on the influence of the microstructure of porous media on the overall properties. The complexity of these media makes analytical description of pore structure difficult to be used in practice. A new three-dimensional technique for modeling the microstructure of porous media is proposed in this paper. On the basis of measurements of characteristics made using thin sections of porous media on an image analyzer, the aim is to simulate a porous medium which is geometrically realistic and fully determined. The mean value and the second moment of the pore-space phase function are measured on thin sections. This information is useful to reconstruct an artificial media with the same average geometrical properties. Such a technique opens the way to further studies of the porous medium.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 228-225
  • Monograph Title: Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01055728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0872629791
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2007 1:09PM