Chemo-Mechanical Couplings in Porous Media Geomechanics and Biomechanics

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Benjamin Loret, Jacques M. Huyghe
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 16, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 382 pages
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The book addresses fundamental issues faced by experimentalists, modelers and engineers interested in different physical, mechanical and transport aspects of biological tissues and chemically active geological materials, mainly clays and shales. The focus is on the couplings between electro-chemical and mechanical aspects involved in swelling and chemical consolidation. Emphasis is laid on the influence of these phenomena on mechanical properties and on transport properties. Applications in geo-environmental and geotechnical technologies, including nuclear and hazardous waste isolation, oil recovery, engineering geology, are addressed directly or implied. Control of long term effects of surgery and mechanical performance of prostheses may benefit from the modeling of irreversibilities that are of utmost importance in geological materials. Conversely, understanding the self-regulation mechanisms of biological tissues may be helpful in the design of efficient engineering materials.
 

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Contents

Influence of Pore Fluid Composition on Volume Change Behaviour of Clays Exposed to the Same Fluid as the Pore Fluid
1
Consolidation Swelling and Swelling Pressure Induced by Exposure of Clay Soils to Fluids Different from the Pore Fluid
19
the Influence of Pore Fluid Composition
45
concepts and applications
57
examples
125
MultiPhase MultiSpecies Mixtures
149
Constitutive Equations for Homoionic Clays
165
Constitutive Equations for Heteroionic Clays
185
Mass Transfer Through Membranes and Generalized Diffusion
205
Finite Element Formulation and Simulations of Laboratory Tests
219
Swelling shales and compacting cakes
239
Molecular Modelling of Pore Fluids in Clays
301
Basics Modelling and Simulation
333
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