By Alexander H.-D. Cheng (auth.)
This booklet treats the mechanics of porous fabrics infiltrated with a fluid (poromechanics), focussing on its linear concept (poroelasticity). Porous fabrics from inanimate our bodies equivalent to sand, soil and rock, residing our bodies corresponding to plant tissue, animal flesh, or man-made fabrics can glance very various because of their diverse origins, yet as readers will see, the underlying actual ideas governing their mechanical behaviors could be an analogous, making this paintings correct not just to engineers but additionally to scientists throughout different medical disciplines.
Readers will locate discussions of actual phenomena together with soil consolidation, land subsidence, slope balance, borehole failure, hydraulic fracturing, water wave and seabed interplay, earthquake aftershock, fluid injection brought on seismicity and warmth brought about pore strain spalling in addition to discussions of seismoelectric and seismoelectromagnetic results. The paintings additionally explores the biomechanics of cartilage, bone and blood vessels.
Chapters current conception utilizing an intuitive, phenomenological strategy on the bulk continuum point, and a thermodynamics-based variational power method on the micromechanical point. The actual mechanisms lined expand from the quasi-static thought of poroelasticity to poroelastodynamics, poroviscoelasticity, porothermoelasticity, and porochemoelasticity. Closed shape analytical suggestions are derived in info.
This e-book presents a very good advent to linear poroelasticity and is principally appropriate to these desirous about civil engineering, petroleum and reservoir engineering, rock mechanics, hydrology, geophysics, and biomechanics.