In Situ Permeability Measurements inside Compaction Bands Using X-Ray CT and Lattice Boltzmann Calculations

N. Lenoir*, J. E. Andrade, W. C. Sun, John W Rudnicki

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Abstract

The paper presents some results of the characterization of microstuctural differences inside and outside compaction bands in natural sandstone. Specimens of Aztec sandstone were scanned at the synchrotron APS, at Argonne National Laboratory (USA). Porosity measurements obtained by image analysis show a sharp transition inside/outside the compaction band. Finally, preliminary permeability measurements were conducted via the lattice Boltzmann method and demonstrate the dramatic decrease in permeability caused by the reduced porosity inside the compaction band relative to the host rock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computed Tomography for Geomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationGeoX 2010
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages279-286
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781848211797
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2013

Keywords

  • Compaction band
  • Lattice Boltzmann
  • Permeability
  • Sandstone
  • Synchrotron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lenoir, N., Andrade, J. E., Sun, W. C., & Rudnicki, J. W. (2013). In Situ Permeability Measurements inside Compaction Bands Using X-Ray CT and Lattice Boltzmann Calculations. In Advances in Computed Tomography for Geomaterials: GeoX 2010 (pp. 279-286). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118557723.ch33