Analyzing X-ray tomographies of granular packings

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Weis S, Schröter M
Journal: Review of Scientific Instruments
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 88
Journal issue: 5
ISSN: 0034-6748
eISSN: 1089-7623


Starting from three-dimensional volume data of a granular packing, as, e.g., obtained by X-ray Computed Tomography, we discuss methods to first detect the individual particles in the sample and then analyze their properties. This analysis includes the pair correlation function, the volume and shape of the Voronoi cells, and the number and type of contacts formed between individual particles. We mainly focus on packings of monodisperse spheres, but we will also comment on other monoschematic particles such as ellipsoids and tetrahedra. This paper is accompanied by a package of free software containing all programs (including source code) and an example three-dimensional dataset which allows the reader to reproduce and modify all examples given.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Schröter, Matthias Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems
Weis, Simon
Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik

Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

Research Fields

A3 Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials

How to cite

Weis, S., & Schröter, M. (2017). Analyzing X-ray tomographies of granular packings. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88(5).

Weis, Simon, and Matthias Schröter. "Analyzing X-ray tomographies of granular packings." Review of Scientific Instruments 88.5 (2017).


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