Journal article

A computational geometry approach to pore network construction for granular packings

Joost H van der Linden, Adnan Sufian, Guillermo A Narsilio, Adrian R Russell, Antoinette Tordesillas

Computers & Geosciences | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Pore network construction provides the ability to characterize and study the pore space of inhomogeneous and geometrically complex granular media in a range of scientific and engineering applications. Various approaches to the construction have been proposed, however subtle implementational details are frequently omitted, open access to source code is limited, and few studies compare multiple algorithms in the context of a specific application. This study presents, in detail, a new pore network construction algorithm, and provides a comprehensive comparison with two other, well-established Delaunay triangulation-based pore network construction methods. Source code is provided to encourage fu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council (FT140100227, DP120104759), the U.S. Air Force (AFOSR 15IOA059), and the U.S. Army Research Office (W911NF-11-1-0175, W911NF-15-1-0527).