Accession Number : ADA337825

Title :   A Quantitative Description of Soil Microstructure Using Fractals

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GEOTECHNICS INC COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Moore, Charles

PDF Url : ADA337825

Report Date : JUL 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This Phase 2 SBIR report presents the results of experimental studies to determine the fractal dimension associated with soil microstructure. This was accomplished by obtaining images of samples of real soils scanned directly at 3000 dpi and 256 level of grayscales. The images were then analyzed to determine individual particles and clusters of particles. The area and perimeter values of these units were then plotted on a log-log scale from which the fractal dimension of the soil microstructure could be deduced.

Descriptors :   *FRACTALS, *MICROSTRUCTURE, *SOIL MECHANICS, IMAGE PROCESSING, SOIL STABILIZATION, SOIL MODELS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE