A percolation model of diagenesis

S. S. Manna, T. Datta, R. Karmakar, S. Tarafdar

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The restructuring process of diagenesis in the sedimentary rocks is studied using a percolation type model. The cementation and dissolution processes are modeled by the culling of occupied sites in rarefied and growth of vacant sites in dense environments. Starting from sub-critical states of ordinary percolation the system evolves under the diagenetic rules to critical percolation configurations. Our numerical simulation results in two dimensions indicate that the stable configuration has the same critical behavior as the ordinary percolation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-331
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagenesis
  • Percolation
  • Porosity
  • Scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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