The Biot Coefficient for a Low Permeability Geomaterial with a Heterogeneous Fabric

  • A. P. S. SelvaduraiEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


The paper describes a research methodology that can be adopted for estimating the Biot coefficient for a low permeability rock that has a heterogeneous internal fabric. Experimental techniques that address the requirements for a representative volume element can be combined with theoretical developments for multiphasic elastic materials to develop bounds for the Biot coefficient. The theoretical developments are used to estimate the Biot coefficient for a heterogeneous argillaceous limestone.


Poroelasticity Biot coefficient Stress partitioning 



The work described in this paper was supported by research grants awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Ontario.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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