Contour fractal analysis of grains
1 Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, 00166 Rome, Italy
2 Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Published online: 30 June 2017
Fractal analysis has been shown to be useful in image processing to characterise the shape and the grey-scale complexity in different applications spanning from electronic to medical engineering (e.g. ). Fractal analysis consists of several methods to assign a dimension and other fractal characteristics to a dataset describing geometric objects. Limited studies have been conducted on the application of fractal analysis to the classification of the shape characteristics of soil grains. The main objective of the work described in this paper is to obtain, from the results of systematic fractal analysis of artificial simple shapes, the characterization of the particle morphology at different scales. The long term objective of the research is to link the microscopic features of granular media with the mechanical behaviour observed in the laboratory and in situ.
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