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Effective Physical Properties of Sandstones

J. Widjajakusuma, R. Hilfer

in: IUTAM Symposium on Theoretical and Numerical Methods in Continuum Mechanics of Porous Materials
edited by: W. Ehlers
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, vol. 87,Kluwer, Dordrecht, 113 (2001)
ISBN: 978-0-7923-6766-6

submitted on
Wednesday, October 6, 1999

In this paper we continue the investigation of the effective transport parameters of a digitized sample of Fontainebleau sandstone and three reconstruction models discussed previously in Biswal et. al., Physica A 273, 452 (1999). The effective transport parameters are computed directly by solving the disordered Laplace equation via a finite-volume method. We find that the transport properties of two stochastic models differ significantly from the real sandstone. Moreover, the effective transport parameters are predicted by employing local porosity theory and various traditional mixing-laws (such as effective medium approximation or Maxwell-Garnet theory). The prediction of local porosity theory is in good agreement with the exact result.

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