Latest Developments in 3D Analysis of Geomaterials by Morpho+

V. Cnudde*, J. Vlassenbroeck, Y. De Witte, L. Brabant, M. N. Boone, J. Dewanckele, L. Van Hoorebeke, P. Jacobs

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At the Center for X-ray Tomography at Ghent University (Belgium) (, besides hardware development for high-resolution x-ray CT scanners, a lot of progress is being made in the field of 3D analysis of the scanned samples. Morpho+ is a flexible 3D analysis software which provides the necessary petrophysical parameters of the scanned samples in 3D. Although Morpho+ was originally designed to provide any kind of 3D parameter, it contains some specific features especially designed for the analysis of geomaterial properties like porosity, partial porosity, pore-size distribution, grain size, grain orientation and surface determination. Additionally, the results of the 3D analysis can be visualized which enables us to understand and interpret the analysis results in a straightforward way. The complementarities between high-quality x-ray CT images and flexible 3D software are opening up new gateways in the study of geomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computed Tomography for Geomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationGeoX 2010
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781848211797
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2013


  • 3D analysis
  • Geomaterials
  • High-resolution
  • Morpho+
  • X-ray CT


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