The two-dimensional Mandel-type problem geometry is well-known to bio-geomechanicians for testing rocks, cartilages, and bones with solutions in Cartesian coordinates for rectangular specimens or polar coordinates for cylindrical and disk samples. To date, all existing solutions are only applicable to single-porosity and single-permeability models, which could fall short when the porous material exhibits multiporosity and/or multipermeability characteristics, such as secondary porosity or fracture. This paper extends the plane strain and axisymmetric Mandel-type solutions from single-to dual-porosity and dual-permeability poromechanics. The solutions are presented in explicit analytical forms and account for arbitrary time-dependent external loading conditions, e.g., cyclic and ramping. The derived analytical solutions and results exhibit general behaviors characterized by two time scales. Stresses, pore pressures, and displacements are plotted for various time scale ratios to illustrate the interplaying effects of permeability and stiffness contrast of both porous regions, in addition to the interporosity exchange, on the overall responses of the system. Also, examples with realistic loading conditions for laboratory testing or field simulation such as cyclic and ramping are provided to demonstrate the engineering applications of the presented dual-poroelastic formulation and solutions.
Poromechanics Solutions to Plane Strain and Axisymmetric Mandel-Type Problems in Dual-Porosity and Dual-Permeability Medium
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Nguyen, V. X., and Abousleiman, Y. N. (September 23, 2009). "Poromechanics Solutions to Plane Strain and Axisymmetric Mandel-Type Problems in Dual-Porosity and Dual-Permeability Medium." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. January 2010; 77(1): 011002. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3172146
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