Percolation Porous Media

Local Percolation Probabilities for a Natural Sandstone

R. Hilfer, T. Rage, B. Virgin

Physica A 241, 105 (1997)

submitted on
Thursday, July 25, 1996

Local percolation probabilities are used to characterize the connectivity in porous and heterogeneous media. Together with local porosity distributions they allow to predict transport properties. While local porosity distributions are readily obtained, measurements of the local percolation probabilities are more difficult and have not been attempted previously. First measurements of three-dimensional local porosity distributions and percolation probabilities from the pore space reconstruction of a natural sandstone show that theoretical expectations and experimental results are consistent.

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