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Autorun analysis of sedimentary porous materials

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Fundamentals of autorun analysis have been given to describe porous media geometry, including sedimantary rocks. The mathematical abstraction of porous media has been presented on the basis of random fields. Classical parameters of porous media, such as porosity and specific surface, have been expressed in terms of autorun function. Finally, a stochastic model has been proposed for the underlying generating mechanism of the porous medium. This model is capable of producing synthetic porous medium and, on the average, porosity as well as the specific surface. The first autorun coefficient is asymptotically equal to the porosity of the medium concerned. It also has been observed that the porosity together with the autorun function are sufficient to produce the specific surface value of the medium.

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Sen, Z. Autorun analysis of sedimentary porous materials. Mathematical Geology 16, 449–463 (1984).

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Key words

  • autorun function
  • groundwater
  • porosity
  • random field
  • simulation
  • specific surface