Abstract

An important goal of materials science is to have exquisite knowledge of structure-property relations in order to design material microstructures with desired properties and performance characteristics. Although this objective has been achieved in certain cases through trial and error, a systematic means of doing so is currently lacking. For certain physical phenomena at specific length scales, the governing equations are known and the only barrier to achieving the aforementioned goal is the development of appropriate methods to attack the problem.

Keywords

Permeability Anisotropy Covariance Sandstone Posite 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Torquato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, PRISM, and Program in Applied & Computational MathematicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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