Computer Simulations, Image Analyses, and Reconstructions

  • Salvatore Torquato
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 16)


The evaluation of microstructural correlation functions via computer simulations is a two-step process. First, one must generate realizations of the random medium using a particular simulation method. Second, one must sample each realization for the correlation functions of interest and then average over all realizations to get the ensemble-averaged correlation functions. Similar sampling techniques can be used to extract correlation functions from images of real heterogeneous materials.


Correlation Function Monte Carlo Random Medium Random Sequential Addition Fontainebleau Sandstone 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Torquato
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Princeton Materials InstitutePrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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