Coupled Mechanical-Hydrological-Chemical Problems in Elasto-plastic Saturated Soils and Soft Rocks Using escript

  • Arash MohajeriEmail author
  • Hans Muhlhaus
  • Lutz Gross
  • Thomas Baumgartl
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG, volume 11)


The understanding of chemical effects on mechanical behavior of porous media is a key element in the solution of problems in geology, mining, soil, rock and environmental engineering. In order to develop this understanding, the current work employs a new set of equations to numerically investigate the coupled mechanical-hydrological-chemical (MHC) problem for soils and soft rocks. The objectives of this research are to observe the soil and soft rock behavior under mechanical loading and chemical erosion and also to validate the application of our solver algorithm written in a finite element programming environment “escript”.


Coupled problems Chemical reactions Mechanical behaviour Elasto plasticity Finite element Escript 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arash Mohajeri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hans Muhlhaus
    • 1
  • Lutz Gross
    • 1
  • Thomas Baumgartl
    • 2
  1. 1.Earth Systems Science Computational Center, School of Earth SciencesThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Center for Mined Land Rehabilitation, Sustainable Minerals InstituteThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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