Investigating 3D geometry of porous media from high resolution images

W. B. Lindquist, A. Venkatarangan

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We present spatial distributions for pore path length and coordination number, pore throat size and nodal pore volume obtained for a 1.53 mm3 volume of 12.1% porosity Fontainebleau sandstone. The sandstone was imaged using Synchrotron X-Ray computed microtomography at 6 micron resolution. The spatial distributions were computed based upon three dimensional medial axis analysis of the void space in the image. We also present vesicle size and vesicle-vesicle contact surface area distributions for a 1.36 mm length of a 6.36 mm diameter core of basalt from a vesiculated lava flow imaged at 20 micron resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-599
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part A: Solid Earth and Geodesy
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1999


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