Theory and analytical solutions to coupled processes of transport and deformation in dual-porosity dual-permeability poro-chemo-electro-elastic media

Chao Liu, Amin Mehrabian, Younane N. Abousleiman

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Abstract

The linear theory of dual-porosity and dual-permeability poro-chemo-electro-elasticity is presented. The theory outlines the dual-continuum formulation of multiple coupled processes involving solid deformation, pore fluid flow, and electrically charged species transport, within and in between two coexisting porosity systems of a fluid-saturated, poroelastic medium. The described formulation is used to derive the analytical solutions to the inclined wellbore problem and axisymmetric Mandel-Type problem of dual-porosity, dual-permeability poro-chemo-electro-elasticity. The effects of chemical and electrical potentials on the distributions of stress and pore pressure are demonstrated by numerical examples pertaining to the considered problems. It is shown that the fully coupled nature of the solutions rigorously captures the seemingly anomalous time variations of the effective stress as driven by the pore fluid pressure disturbances, as well as the distribution and movement of anions/cations within the dual-porosity porous medium. The existing subset of published solutions on the subject is successfully reproduced as special cases of the solutions presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Volume85
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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