Journal article

X-ray computed tomography images and network data of sands under compression

Wenbin Fei, Guillermo Narsilio, Joost van der Linden, Mahdi Disfani, Xiuxiu Miao, Baohua Yang, Tabassom Afshar

DATA IN BRIEF | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


Ottawa sand and Angular sand consist of particles with distinct shapes. The x-ray computed tomography (XCT) image stacks of their in-situ confined compressive testings are provided in this paper. For each image stack, a contact network, a thermal network and a network feature - edge betweenness centrality - of each edge in the networks are also provided. The readers can use the image data to construct digital sands with applications of (1) extracting microstructural parameters such as particle size, particle shape, coordination number and more network features; (2) analysing mechanical behaviour and transport processes such as fluid flow, heat transfer and electrical conduction using either ..

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Awarded by Australian Synchrotron

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of Prof Antoniette Tordesillas in helping secure beamtime and in advancing complex network theory applications. Dr Anto Maksimenko and The Australian Synchrotron provided essential support in obtaining the CT images (projects AS163/IM/11188, AS161/IM/10502).