Pore-network extraction from micro-computerized-tomography images.

@article{Dong2009PorenetworkEF,
  title={Pore-network extraction from micro-computerized-tomography images.},
  author={Hu Dong and Martin J. Blunt},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 3 Pt 2},
  pages={036307}
}
Network models that represent the void space of a rock by a lattice of pores connected by throats can predict relative permeability once the pore geometry and wettability are known. Micro-computerized-tomography scanning provides a three-dimensional image of the pore space. However, these images cannot be directly input into network models. In this paper a modified maximal ball algorithm, extending the work of Silin and Patzek [D. Silin and T. Patzek, Physica A 371, 336 (2006)], is developed to… CONTINUE READING
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