Finite Element Formulation, and Simulations of Laboratory Tests

  • Alessandro Gajo
  • Benjamin Loret
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 462)


A finite element formulation is developed to simulate laboratory tests and field events where (electro-)chemo-mechanical couplings are involved. The constitutive equations sketched in the previous chapters structure the formulation, and all aspects of mechanical behaviour, mass transfer, generalized diffusion and advection are accounted for.

Simulations of laboratory experiments aim at testing the assumptions of homogeneity and chemo-mechanical equilibria used to calibrate the mechanical constitutive equations. They reveal unexpected transient aspects, and point out to the capital importance of many details of the testing apparati.


Pore Pressure Effective Stress Finite Element Formulation Generalize Diffusion Electrokinetic Remediation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Gajo
    • 1
  • Benjamin Loret
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e StrutturaleUniversità di TrentoTrentoItalia
  2. 2.Laboratoire Sols, Solides, StructuresInstitut National Polytechnique de GrenobleFrance

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