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Morphological Algorithms For Analysis Of Geological Phase Structure
Author(s): Michael Skolnick; Eric Brechner; Peter Marineau
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Paper Abstract

Morphological algorithms for the analysis of the microstructure and estimation of the physical properties of volcanic geological specimens are described. Various properties of materials, such as bulk viscosity, rigidity, tensile and compressive strengths, etc., depend on the microstructure of the material, which is typically composed of a mosaic of interlocking particles of different phases. The images of the geological microstructure are first separated into their constituent phases. The phase images can then be processed to estimate the percentage contribution of each phase, the total boundary per phase, phase-phase contact boundaries, particle size distributions for each phase and angle of contact between particles. These morphological image measurements can then be used to characterize the physical properties of magma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1001, Visual Communications and Image Processing '88: Third in a Series, (25 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968949
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Skolnick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Eric Brechner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Peter Marineau, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1001:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '88: Third in a Series
T. Russell Hsing, Editor(s)

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