A Study of the Three-Dimensional Visualization of Soil Microstructure Based on MATLAB

  • Yukun Guo
  • Zhonghong Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 287)


At present, qualitative and quantitative analyses of the soil microstructure are mainly made on the two-dimensional level. The present study makes possible the three-dimensional visualization of soil microstructure by transforming the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photographs into the three-dimensional digital map (DEM) with such abundant information as their inherent particles and apertures; it also makes available 2.560 as the fractal dimension for the DEM image of the sample soil by conducting a quantitative analysis of its microstructure with the projective covering method, a surface fractal measurement method.


Microstructure DEM image Fractal dimension A projective covering method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information and Technology CenterZhangYe No. 2 High schoolZhangyeChina

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