Digital Rock Physics Bridges Scales of Measurement

Ingrain's digital rock physics lab images the details of rock structure at the pore scale and uses these images to accurately simulate physical experiments in the computer.  Only recently have powerful 3D scanners and computing clusters rendered this concept commercially viable on such complex physical objects as natural sediment. At Ingrain, different properties of rock are measured and interrelated at a varying spatial scales. This is hardly possible in the physical laboratory or in the well, where the scale of measurement is fixed.
 
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