Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 129–140, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-129-2016

Special issue: Pore-scale tomography & imaging - applications, techniques...

Solid Earth, 7, 129–140, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-129-2016

Method article 26 Jan 2016

Method article | 26 Jan 2016

X-ray microtomography analysis of soil structure deformation caused by centrifugation

S. Schlüter et al.

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A new protocol for digital volume correlation facilitates detailed insights into internal deformation of soil. Structure deformation during centrifugation is revealed by comparing X-ray CT images before and after centrifugation. Quantitative image analysis reveals that soil structure changes are driven by soil shrinkage due to drying and soil compaction due to compression.