Simulation of the elastic response of two porous carbon structures, coming from Eagle Ford formation on left and Marcellus formation on right, under two types of agent: a) imposed strain boundary, and b) adsorbed fluid with free strain boundary. The averaged strain of the simulation box is εii = 0.01 for all cases. The size is 700x700 pixels with a resolution of 0.42 nm for LEF and 0.35 nm for MAR. Mesopore phase is in white. On the top: elastic energy density fields (106 J/m3). On the bottom: distribution of the elastic energy density (106 J/m3) for each simulation highlighting the two distinct behaviors of the agents: a Gaussian distribution for a) and an exponential distribution for b).
Monday, December 11, 2017