• Alexander H.-D.┬áCheng

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


This book treats the mechanics of porous materials infiltrated with a fluid (poromechanics), focussing on its linear theory (poroelasticity). Porous materials from inanimate bodies such as sand, soil and rock, living bodies such as plant tissue, animal flesh, or man-made materials can look very different due to their different origins, but as readers will see, the underlying physical principles governing their mechanical behaviors can be the same, making this work relevant not only to engineers but also to scientists across other scientific disciplines. 

Readers will find discussions of physical phenomena including soil consolidation, land subsidence, slope stability, borehole failure, hydraulic fracturing, water wave and seabed interaction, earthquake aftershock, fluid injection induced seismicity and heat induced pore pressure spalling as well as discussions of seismoelectric and seismoelectromagnetic effects. The work also explores the biomechanics of cartilage, bone and blood vessels.

Chapters present theory using an intuitive, phenomenological approach at the bulk continuum level, and a thermodynamics-based variational energy approach at the micromechanical level. The physical mechanisms covered extend from the quasi-static theory of poroelasticity to poroelastodynamics, poroviscoelasticity, porothermoelasticity, and porochemoelasticity. Closed form analytical solutions are derived in details.   

This book provides an excellent introduction to linear poroelasticity and is especially relevant to those involved in civil engineering, petroleum and reservoir engineering, rock mechanics, hydrology, geophysics, and biomechanics.


Geomechanics and Poroelasticity Mechanics of Porous Materials Micromechanics and Poroelasticity Poroelastodynamics Poromechanics and Poroelasticity Porothermoelasticity Poroviscoelasticity Wave Propagation and Poroelasticity

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander H.-D.┬áCheng
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  1. 1.University of MississippiOxfordUSA

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