Modeling and Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology 2002 ed.)

Modeling and Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology 2002 ed.)

By: Pasquale Giovine (author), Vito N. Ghionna (author), Gianfranco Capriz (author)Hardback

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Soils are complex materials: they have a particulate structure and fluids can seep through pores, mechanically interacting with the solid skeleton. Moreover, at a microscopic level, the behaviour of the solid skeleton is highly unstable. External loadings are in fact taken by grain chains which are continuously destroyed and rebuilt. Many issues of modeling, even of the physical details of the phenomena, remain open, even obscure; de Gennes listed them not long ago in a critical review. However, despite physical complexities, soil mechanics has developed on the assumption that a soil can be seen as a continuum, or better yet as a medium obtained by the superposition of two and sometimes three con- and the other fluids, which occupy the same portion of tinua, one solid space. Furthermore, relatively simple and robust constitutive laws were adopted to describe the stress-strain behaviour and the interaction between the solid and the fluid continua. The contrast between the intrinsic nature of soil and the simplistic engi- neering approach is self-evident. When trying to describe more and more sophisticated phenomena (static liquefaction, strain localisation, cyclic mo- bility, effects of diagenesis and weathering, ..... ), the nalve description of soil must be abandoned or, at least, improved. Higher order continua, incrementally non-linear laws, micromechanical considerations must be taken into account. A new world was opened, where basic mathematical questions (such as the choice of the best tools to model phenomena and the proof of the well-posedness of the consequent problems) could be addressed.


Preface Part I. Mechanics of Porous Media Constitutive Equations and Instabilities of Granular Materials /F. Darve and F. Laouafa Micromechanical Modeling of Granular Materials /J.T. Jenkins and L. La Ragione Thermodynamic Modeling of Granular Continua Exhibiting Quasi-Static Frictional Behaviour with Abrasion /N.P. Kirchner and K. Hutter Modeling of Soil Behaviour: from Micro-Mechanical Analysis to Macroscopic Description /R. Nova Dynamic Thermo-Poro-Mechanical Stability Analysis of Simple Shear on Frictional Materials /I. Vardoulakis Part II. Flow and Transport Phenomena in Particulate Materials Mathematical Models for Soil Consolidation Problems: A State of the Art Report /D. Ambrosi, R. Lancellotta, and L. Preziosi Flow of Water in Rigid and Non-Rigid, Saturated and Unsaturated Soils /P.A.C. Raats Mass Exchange, Diffusion and Large Deformations of Poroelastic Materials /K. Wilmanski Part III. Numerical Simulations Continuum and Numerical Simulation of Porous Materials in Science and Technology /W. Ehlers A Mathematical and Numerical Model for Finite Elastoplastic Deformations in Fluid Saturated Porous Media /L. Sanavia, B.A. Schrefler, and P. Steinmann Numerical Modeling of Initiation and Propagation Phases of Landslides /M. Pastor, M. Quecedo, P. Mira, J.A. Fernandez-Merodo, L. Tongchun, and L. Xiaoqing

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  • ISBN13: 9780817642419
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 369
  • ID: 9780817642419
  • weight: 1570
  • ISBN10: 0817642412
  • edition: 2002 ed.

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