Experimental rock physics under micro-CT

Nicola Tisato, Qi Zhao, Giovanni Grasselli

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Geophysical methods rely on the accurate determination of physical and mechanical properties of rocks. These properties are intimately related to rock microscopic features such as pore shape and distribution, grain orientations, and fluid distribution. The present contribution reports the preliminary results obtained with a newly conceived high pressure vessel which is paired with an X-ray micro-CT system to investigate the influence of fluid distribution and microstructural features on the physical and mechanical properties of rocks, and in particular on seismic wave attenuation and dynamic moduli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3251-3255
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSEG International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting, SEG 2016 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 16 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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