Finite Element Formulation, and Simulations of Laboratory Tests
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.
KeywordsPore Pressure Effective Stress Finite Element Formulation Generalize Diffusion Electrokinetic Remediation
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