Advances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics reunites some of the most recent work from the French research group MeGe GDR (National Research Group on Multiscale and Multiphysics Couplings in Geo-Environmental Mechanics) on the theme of multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of geomaterials, with a special focus on micromechanical aspects.
Its offers readers a glimpse into the current state of scientific knowledge in the field, together with the most up-to-date tools and methods of analysis available.
Each chapter represents a study with a different viewpoint, alternating between phenomenological/micro-mechanically enriched and purely micromechanical approaches. Throughout the book, contributing authors will highlight advances in geomaterials modeling, while also pointing out practical implications for engineers.
Topics discussed include multi-scale modeling of cohesive-less geomaterials, including multi-physical processes, but also the effects of particle breakage, large deformations on the response of the material at the specimen scale and concrete materials, together with clays as cohesive geomaterials.
The book concludes by looking at some engineering problems involving larger scales.
- Identifies contributions in the field of geomechanics
- Focuses on multi-scale linkages at small scales
- Presents numerical simulations by discrete elements and tools of homogenization or change of scale
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- Adsorption-induced instantaneous deformation in double porosity media: Modeling and experimental validations
- Fluid/grain interactions
- Internal erosion
- Scale effect due to grain breakage in granular soils
- Modelling of complex microcracking in concrete materials: numerical methods and experimental validations
- Multiscale modelling of mechanical behaviour of clays
- Multi-scale and multi-physical modeling in granular matter
- Multiscale approach in granular materials: Including a mesoscopic scale
- Multiscale methods for the analysis of the creep-damage coupling in concrete
- Micromechanical effect of capillarity in granular media
- Drying, deformation and cracking of soils
- Mechanical stability of river banks submitted to different variations of the water level
- Effect of variability properties on drying kinetics of porous media, application to cement-based materials
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- 20th November 2017
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François Nicot is Research Professor and head of the Geomechanics group at IRSTEA in Grenoble, France. He sits on the editorial boards of several international journals, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering.
IRSTEA, Gremoble, France
Olivier Millet is Professor in Mechanics and Civil Engineering at La Rochelle University in France. Until recently, he was the head of MeGe GDR.
La Rochelle University, France