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A comparison of Fourier and fractal techniques in the analysis of closed forms

Stephen K. Kennedy and Wei-Hsiung Lin
A comparison of Fourier and fractal techniques in the analysis of closed forms
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (September 1992) 62 (5): 842-848

Abstract

Forty-one samples of quartz sand grains derived from four different sources are analyzed using Fourier grain-shape and multi-component fractal techniques. The results from the two techniques are sufficiently similar to demonstrate clearly the potential usefulness of the fractal-based technique in the analysis of sedimentary particles. Additionally, the fact that the fractal technique is shown to extract information from shapes suitable for analysis via a radius expansion method lends credence to the expectation that it will yield comparable information when applied to more complex shapes not amenable to the radius expansion Fourier technique.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 62
Serial Issue: 5
Title: A comparison of Fourier and fractal techniques in the analysis of closed forms
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Pages: 842-848
Published: 199209
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 22
Accession Number: 1993-008990
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables
Secondary Affiliation: National Central University, TWN, Taiwan
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1993
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