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[ Pdf The Finite Element Method in the Static and Dynamic Deformation and Consolidation of Porous Media × fiction PDF ] by Roland W. Lewis × The Finite Element Method in the Static and Dynamic Deformation and Consolidation of Porous Media Second Edition Roland W Lewis, University Of Wales Swansea, UK Bernard A Schrefler, University Of Padua, Italy Following The Highly Successful First Edition, This Text Deals With Numerical Solutions Of Coupled Thermo Hydro Mechanical Problems In Porous Media Governing Equations Are Newly Derived In A General Form Using Both Averaging Methods Hybrid Mixture Theory And An Engineering Approach Unique New Features Of The Book Include Numerical Solutions For Fully And Partially Saturated Consolidation, Subsidence Analysis Including Far Field Boundary Conditions Infinite Elements , New Case Studies And Also Petroleum Reservoir Simulation Extended Heat And Mass Transfer In Partially Saturated Porous Media, And Consideration Of Phase Change, Are Covered In Detail In Addition, Large Strain, Fully And Partially Saturated, Soil Dynamics Problems Are Explained Back Analysis For Consolidation Problems Is Also Included Significantly, The Reader Is Provided With Access To A Finite Element Code For Coupled Thermo Hydro Mechanical Problems In Partially Saturated Porous Media With Full Two Phase Flow And Phase Change, Written According To The Theory Outlined In The Book And Obtainable Via The Network Of The Italian Research Council COMES With A Range Of Engineering Applications From Geotechnical And Petroleum Engineering Through To Bioengineering And Materials Science, This Book Represents An Important Resource For Students, Researchers And Practising Engineers In All These And Related Fields

with kind permission from Kluver Academic Publisher The mechanics of porous multiphase media composed of a deformable solid skeleton and one orfluids are known to stem primarily from the pioneering works of P Fillunger and C Terzaghi, motivated by geotechnical and dam engineering during and after the first World War and from theacademic investigations of M A Biot during and after the second Nowadays this area of theoretical and applied mechanics turns out to be mature but still fast growing Its recent growth is perhaps partly due to its intrinsic complexities and certainly primarily fostered by its relevance to such diverse disciplines and technological fields such as soil and rock mechanics, civil engineering of dams and embankments, geophysics, environmental engineering, material sciences, biomechanics, petroleum and offshore engineering, physical chemistry This book by two internationally acknowledged experts in the field is the substantially expanded and updated second edition of a successful text appeared about ten years ago The research interests of the Authors are focused on computational mechanics of coupled problems and, especially on the finite element method and are reflected in this book as well However this volume provides a very comprehensive conspectus of almost the whole field in its present broad spectrum of topics, even if special emphasis is on numerical solution methods and on environmental and geotechnical engineering applications from the conceptual scientific fundamentals to case histories, concerning timely real life engineering situations The physical and mathematical foundations of the multiphase continuum mechanics are established in the first chapters both by the phenomenological approach which generalised Biot s classical theory and by the averaging hybrid mixture theory approach rooted in interpretations and modelling of phenomena at the microscale After the formulation of mathematical models in terms of continuum mechanics at the phenomenological macroscopic scale, three chapters are devoted to the finite element discretization and numerical solution of those continuum models and to their validation by examples Subsequently, surface subsidence phenomena are analysed by various approaches, and phenomena, which range from single acquifer withdrawal, settlements over gaseous reservoirs, compaction of oil deposits, up to subsidence at the regional scale Among various real life situations considered in order to validate the predictive tools dealt with in these chapters, special attention is paid to Venice and its region which harbours the latter author s university Chapters 9 14 are devoted to special topics and extensions of the coupled problem theory and numerical methodology fractured reservoirs, heat flow, drying processes, creep manifestations, structural interactions, parameter identification, dynamic and finite strain analysis In my opinion, this book is bound to represent a useful and lasting reference for all researchers, engineers and students interested in the now fashionable, multifaceted title subject It is well organised, clearly written and very rich in up to date technical knowledge Its orientation towards computational methods and engineering practice confers to this volume a special role in the scientific literature in a sense, complementary to, for example, Coussy s Mechanics of Porous Continua appeared in 1995 The authors, who substantially contributed to the growth of this field of applied mechanics in the last two decades, are to be congratulated on this expanded second edition of their treatise.