Particle Transport in Porous Media in Geotechnical Engineering: A Review of Challenges and Cross-disciplinary Applications

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Abstract

This article provides a review of particle transport in porous media in geotechnical engineering with the focus on particle mobilization and identifies three current challenges and cross-disciplinary applications in this broad subject. The subject of particle transport consists of three phases: mobilization, transport, and potential deposition in porous media. This review shows that particle transport in porous media continues to be an evolving subject. Three aspects that are still not understood in particle mobilization are identified and explained, they are (1) relationship between soil erosion behavior and soil index properties, (2) effect of physicochemical characteristics of the permeating fluid on particle mobilization, and (3) statistical nature of the quantifiers (such as critical velocity) of particle mobilization and the associated complications in identifying the particle mobilization quantifiers. This review cites the rich and cross-disciplinary literature in particle transport in porous media. It also shows that, as new engineering applications emerge, particle transport in porous media continues to evolve and new tools become available to advance the knowledge of this multidisciplinary subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-370
Number of pages13
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Volume2018-March
Issue numberGSP 299
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event3rd International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo 2018: Innovations in Geotechnical Engineering - Honoring Jean-Louis Briaud, IFCEE 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 10 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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