Applied Micromechanics of Porous Materials

  • Luc Dormieux
  • Franz-Josef Ulm

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 480)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Transport properties of porous media

  3. Microporomechanics

  4. Materials Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Franz-Josef Ulm, Antoine Delafargue, Georgios Constantinides
      Pages 207-288
    3. Christian Hellmich
      Pages 289-331

About this book


Poromechanics is the mechanics of porous materials and is now a well established field in many engineering disciplines, ranging from Civil Engineering, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering to Bioengineering. However, a rigorous approach that links the physics of the phenomena at stake in porous materials and the macroscopic behaviour is still missing. This book presents such an approach by means of homogenization techniques. Rigorously founded in various theories of micromechanics, these up scaling techniques are developed for the homogenization of transport properties, stiffness and strength properties of porous materials.

The special feature of this book is the balance between theory and application, providing the reader with a comprehensive introduction to state-of-the-art homogenization theories and applications to a large range of real life porous materials: concrete, rocks, shales, bones, etc.


bioengineering bone civil engineering concrete deformation geophysics material materials mechanics micromechanics modeling physics porous media stress transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Dormieux
    • 1
  • Franz-Josef Ulm
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Des Ponts Et ChausseesFrance
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM, Udine 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-26362-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-38046-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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