XCT images and networks of Ottawa sand and Angular sand

Published: 24 March 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/szn4jtfkbx.1
Wenbin Fei,


Ottawa sand and Angular sand consist of particles with distinct shapes. The x-ray computed tomography (XCT) image stacks of their in-situ confined compressive testings are provided in this paper. For each image stack, a contact network, a thermal network and a network feature - edge betweenness centrality - of each edge in the networks are also provided. The readers can use the image data to construct digital sands with applications of (1) extracting microstructural parameters such as particle size, particle shape, coordination number and more network features; (2) analyzing mechanical behaviour and transport processes such as fluid flow, heat transfer and electrical conduction using either traditional simulation tools such as finite element method and discrete element method or newly network models which could be built based on the network files available here.


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The University of Melbourne


Geotechnical Engineering, Computed Tomography, Granular Material, Microstructure Characterization, Granular Matter, Civil Geotechnical Engineering