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Chemo-Mechanical Couplings in Porous Media Geomechanics and Biomechanics

  • Benjamin Loret
  • Jacques M. Huyghe
  • Analysis of slope stability of chemically active clays

  • Use of clays as barriers to store municipal and nuclear wastes

  • Understanding the behaviour of native cornea, articular cartilage and intervertebral disc

  • Analysis of pathologies, of natural and artificial repairs, consequences of surgery

  • Development of artificial muscles


Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 462)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-vii
  2. Jacques M. Huyghe, Peter H. M. Bovendeerd
    Pages 57-124
  3. Benjamin Loret, Alessandro Gajo, Fernando M. Simões
    Pages 125-148
  4. Benjamin Loret, Alessandro Gajo
    Pages 149-164
  5. Benjamin Loret, Alessandro Gajo
    Pages 165-184
  6. Alessandro Gajo, Benjamin Loret
    Pages 185-204
  7. Alessandro Gajo, Benjamin Loret
    Pages 205-217
  8. Alessandro Gajo, Benjamin Loret
    Pages 219-238
  9. J. D. Sherwood
    Pages 239-299
  10. Neal Skipper
    Pages 301-332
  11. Thomas Wallmersperger, Bernd Kröplin, Rainer W. Gülch
    Pages 333-382

About this book


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.


biomechanics geomechanics nano-scale computations petroleum engineering physics constitutive equation engineering geology finite element method fluid Fundament material materials mechanics porous media pressure surgery tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Loret
    • 1
  • Jacques M. Huyghe
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut National Polytechnique de GrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chemo-Mechanical Couplings in Porous Media Geomechanics and Biomechanics
  • Editors Benjamin Loret
    Jacques M. Huyghe
  • Series Title International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-211-21323-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-2778-0
  • Series ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series E-ISSN 2309-3706
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 139 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
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