Chongqing Univ, Sch Civil Engn, Chongqing 400045, Peoples R China;Chongqing Univ, Sch Civil Engn, Chongqing 400045, Peoples R China;
Zhou, Xiao-Ping;Xiao, Nan;
The irregularity and multi-scale features are the most important and intrinsic characteristics for rocks, which are caused by the variety of microstructures. In this paper, a novel reconstruction method is proposed to reconstruct a porous rock model based on limited morphological information. The configurations of the pore structures in Xingluokeng sandstone are investigated by the X-ray Micro-CT observation. Then, a triaxial compressive test is conducted to obtain necessary mechanical properties. Compared with the traditional reconstruction method, the novel reconstruction method adopts the hierarchical annealing algorithm and gains considerable computational efficiency. Moreover, considering the irregularity and multi-scale features of rocks, the fractal function variables over time, and the local histogram function are introduced to describe these characteristics. The finite element-smooth particle dynamic coupling method is employed to simulate the mechanical responses and fractures of the reconstructed model under compression. The topological verification and comparison between the simulation results and experimental data show that the novel reconstruction method can predict the large scale properties of rocks with limited experimental results, which indicate the novel reconstruction method has a important application in the prediction of geological conditions for engineering project.