Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 8, 55–61, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-8-55-2019
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 8, 55–61, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-8-55-2019

Research article 08 Feb 2019

Research article | 08 Feb 2019

The influence of sample geometry on the permeability of a porous sandstone

Michael J. Heap

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To better understand the influence of sample geometry on laboratory measurements of permeability, the permeabilities of sandstone samples with different lengths and diameters were measured. Despite the large range in length, aspect ratio, and volume, the permeabilities of the samples are near identical. This is due to a homogeneous porosity structure and the small grain/pore size with respect to the minimum tested diameter and length. More tests are now needed to help develop such guidelines.