Simpleware for Digital Rock Physics

3D image processing and meshing software

Simpleware provides software solutions for digital rock physics and rock typing. Use Simpleware software’s comprehensive 3D image processing software interface to easily visualize, segment and quantify scan data (CT, micro-CT, FIB-SEM...). Carry out porous media analysis and virtual special core analysis using powerful meshing software tools to export multi-domain models to FE and CFD solvers. Options are also available to calculate effective material properties from scanned samples.

Process and Quantify Image Data

Simpleware software can be used to visualize, segment and generate measurements and statistics from image data, enabling easy characterization of scanned samples.

  • Inspect internal features of scans
  • Easily segment and analyze different particles with watershed-based tools
  • Use semi-automated segmentation tools to identify regions of interest (ROIs)
  • Take measurements and obtain statistics (porosity, cracks, grain orientations...)

Export FE and CFD models

Use Simpleware software’s proprietary FE and CFD meshing software algorithms to generate simulation-ready models for use in FE and CFD solvers.

  • Meshes feature conforming interfaces and shared (coincidental) nodes
  • Define FE contact surfaces, node sets and shell elements
  • Define CFD boundary conditions
  • Optimize mesh quality for specific metrics
  • Direct export to leading FE and CFD solvers    

Calculate Effective Material Properties

The modules Simpleware SOLID (elastostatic properties), Simpleware FLOW (absolute permeability) and Simpleware LAPLACE (electrical conductivity/thermal conductivity, molecular diffusivity), enable calculation of effective material properties. Quantify scanned rock samples with an easy-to-use software workflow.

  • Use full FE-based simulations with built-in solver or quick calculation of analytical bounds (SOLID, LAPLACE)
  • Reduce effects of boundary conditions
  • Visualize fields obtained from FE simulations
  • Export results as text and image files

Use Scripting to Automate Workflows

The software's functionality can be accessed using an integrated scripting interface, and through languages such as Python, Iron Python, C#, Java, Visual Basic and Boo. Macro recording and a log history converter can also be used to automate steps, while user-created plug-ins can be incorporated within the software to improve efficiency when processing image data.

Contact Information

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