Static Equilibrium of a Fluid-Saturated Porous Solid

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J. T. Jenkins

Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mex. 87115

J. Appl. Mech 47(3), 493-495 (Sep 01, 1980) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3153720 History: Received November 01, 1979; Revised January 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


The equilibrium equations for a fluid-saturated, porous elastic solid are obtained by a variational method. The total energy of the body is assumed to be the sum of that of the fluid and that of the solid, and the free energy of the solid is taken to be sensitive to its porosity.

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