A New Three-Dimensional Modeling Technique for Studying Porous Media

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by B. Muhunthan, Washington State Univ, Pullman, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering

Abstract: A new three-dimensional technique for modeling the micro-structure of porous media is proposed. 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.

Subject Headings: Porous media | Three-dimensional models | Materials processing | Microstructure | Imaging techniques | Geometrics | Signal processing | Information management |

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