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TU Delft

TU Delft

At TU Delft (TUD) the key geoscience disciplines are geology and geophysics, while the key engineering disciplines are geomechanics and flow, transport and chemistry in porous media. Common themes in our research revolve around the use of subsurface resources (in particular energy, minerals and space), the uncertainty, heterogeneity and complexity of the subsurface and the related coupled multi-scale processes.


X-ray Imaging Facility

The X-ray Imaging Facility at Delft University of Technology (TUD) has been instrumental over the past ten years for applied earth science and civil engineering research in the Netherlands using X-ray computed tomography (CT). 

TUD offers X-ray imaging and laboratory facilities which allow for 3D imaging from the decimetre- to the micrometre-scale, as well as for any required sample preparation. Equipment includes several X-ray CT scanners, light microscopy equipment and 3D-visualisation software. The Department of Geoscience and Engineering has an advanced infrastructure and expertise in applications related to fluid flow, mechanics and seismics for petroleum engineering, geothermal energy, subsurface storage and seismicity. Our strength, established in over a decade of X-ray imaging research, lies in the interpretation of images using our multi-physics knowledge and linking it to the wide variety of application areas.


Three-dimensional, nanoscale visualisation: TUD has extensive knowledge in image acquisition, visualisation and interpretation for 3D CT data at a variety of scales and all types of applied earth science applications.
In-situ experimentation and 3D imaging: TUD offers a series of X-ray transparent cells to be able to do time-lapse 3D imaging of e.g., flow through cores. A focus is on the quantification and understanding of fluid flow behaviour through rocks. This experimentation facility is currently extended to deformation, acoustics and induced seismicity.

Curious to learn more?

Interested in gaining access to the EXCITE2 facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first to be informed when we open the first EXCITE2 call for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.

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