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Poromechanics by Olivier Coussy

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Poromechanics
by Olivier Coussy


Modelling and predicting how porous media deform when subjected to external actions and physical phenomena, including the effect of saturating fluids, are of importance to the understanding of geophysics and civil engineering (including soil and rock mechanics and petroleum engineering), as well as in newer areas such as biomechanics and agricultural engineering.

We define Poromechanics as the study of porous materials whose mechanical behaviour is significantly influenced by the pore fluid. By this definition, poromechanics involves a broad range of materials, from the rocks and soils that were the subject of the theory of poroelasticity developed by Maurice Biot more than half a century ago, to gels and biological tissues. Poromechanics is then relevant to disciplines as varied as geophysics, geotechnics, biomechanics, physicalchemistry, agricultural engineering or materials science.


312 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Ed edition (February 13, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0470849207
PDF. 4 Mb.