Title

Fractal Dimensionality of Pore and Grain Volume of a Siliciclastic Marine Sand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2000

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) spatial distributions of pore and grain volumes were determined from high-resolution computer tomography (CT) images of resin-impregnated marine sands. Using a linear gradient extrapolation method, cubic three-dimensional samples were constructed from two-dimensional CT images. Image porosity (0.37) was found to be consistent with the estimate of porosity by water weight loss technique (0.36). Scaling of the pore volume (V-p) with the linear size (L), V similar to L-D provides the fractal dimensionalities of the pore volume (D = 2.74 +/- 0.02) and grain volume (D = 2.90 +/- 0.02) typical for sedimentary materials.

Publication Title

International Journal of Modern Physics C

Volume

11

Issue

8

First Page

1555

Last Page

1559