Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch, Annual Conference 2017

3D simulation and microstructure

Workshop summary

CSIRO is holding a one-day multidisciplinary workshop on advanced 3D microstructure characterization, microstructure-based materials properties modelling and simulation that will integrate the most recent achievements, viewpoints and insights to advance research in this field.

The microstructures workshop aims to:

  • bring together researchers from different fields to discuss 3D simulation and microstructure-related science and application challenges
  • exchange knowledge between researchers working in theoretical and numerical modelling fields with those having experimental and applied research background
  • initiate and enhance collaborative partnerships between CSIRO and other experts in the field

The workshop will be an opportunity to share research findings on:

  • Microstructure characterization, imaging, visualization and analysis
  • Microstructure-based material properties modelling
  • All applications including advanced materials and geosciences

Amongst the invited speakers are world leaders in their field from CSIRO and external R&D organizations.


9:00 – 9:10 am Registration

Clement Chu, Adrian Trinchi, CSIRO Manufacturing

9:10 – 9:20 am Welcome

Sam Yang, CSIRO Manufacturing

Session 1

Chair: Sam Yang, CSIRO Manufacturing

9:20 – 9:35 am Mining hidden patterns on microstructure from data: from planetesimals to a concrete brick

Antoinette Tordesillas, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Uni of Melbourne

9:35 – 9:50 am Solving flow problems in porous media using GPU-parallelized smoothed particle hydrodynamics method

Giorgio Urso, Dept of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

9:50 – 10:05 am A year is a short time in CT of paints

Tony Hughes, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; CSIRO Minerals Resources

10:05 – 10:20 am A genetic approach for upscaling reservoir properties

Keyu Liu, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina

10:20 – 10:30 am Q & A
10:30 – 11:00 am Tea break
Session 2

Chair: Tony Hughes, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University; CSIRO Minerals Resources

11:00 – 11:15 am Pore microstructure variation in gradient consolidation of Pearl River Delta saturated clay

Jing Song, Sch of Earth Science and Geological Eng, Sun Yat-sen University

11:15 – 11:30 am A new upscaling model for shale sample based on FIB-SEM images

Wenbin Jiang, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

11:30 – 11:45 am Using DCM with Synchrotron CT to study Porous Organic-Inorganic Composites

Adrian Trinchi, CSIRO Manufacturing

11:45 – 12:00 noon What DCM and image segmentation have in common? A new way to verify segmentation techniques

Kirill Gerke, Dept of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne

12:00 – 12:15pm Regularization and optimization methods for data constrained microstructure imaging in shale with X-ray micro-CT

Yanfei Wang, Inst of Geology & Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

12:15 – 12:30pm Q & A
12:30 – 13:30 pm Lunch


Hand-on session
13:30 – 13:45 pm Dcm overview

Sam Yang, CSIRO Manufacturing

13:45 – 14:45 pm Hands-on: Microstructure reconstruction of of a carbonate limestone

Adrian Trinchi, CSIRO Manufacturing

14:45 – 15:00 pm Hands-on: 3D image export and online visualization

Clement Chu, CSIRO Manufacturing

15:00 – 15:30 pm Afternoon tea break


15:30 – 16:30 pm Workshop discussion & feedback

Chair: Sam Yang, CSIRO Manufacturing

Workshop close

Background information/Pre-reading Attachments

A MS-Windows notebook would be recommended for the hand-on sessions in the afternoon. The DcmLite software (available for download at or and a tutorial dataset (available for download at  download at will be used during the hands-on session.

Date and time

Friday 4th March, 2016.


Room: Clarendon E, level 2.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place, Melbourne, Victoria

Contact information

Sam Yang


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Who Should Attend:

Researchers in the following disciplines:
Computational and simulation science
Staff actively involved in eResearch related activity
Data-intensive modelling
High-performance computation
Invited external participants on day 1 and day 2 of the Conference (31st May & 1st June only)

Registration: by Invitation only.

Cost: Free

Contact Information

General Contact:
Justin Baker
Phone: +61 3 9545 2012


Business Contact:
Dr John Zic
Phone: +61 2 9490 5682


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Place
Melbourne Vic 3000

Clarendon Auditorium Foyer, Level 2
(Entrance via 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf)