Modeling of Plastic Deformation of Saturated Porous Materials: Effective Stress Concept

  • Dariusz Łydżba
  • Jian-Fu Shao
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 480)


The chapter presents some aspects of a mathematical modeling of the plastic behavior of saturated porous materials by a micromechanics approach. The general format of poro-plasticity is concluded by splitting the local elastic-plastic problem, stated for a representative volume element, into two ones corresponding to the elastic- and residual state of the solid, respectively. Making use of an appropriately defined comparison analysis, the so-called effective stress concept is verified.


Pore Pressure Representative Volume Element Saturated Porous Medium Elastic Domain Saturated Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dariusz Łydżba
    • 1
  • Jian-Fu Shao
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geotechnics and HydrotechnicsWrocław Uniwersity of TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Mécanique de LilleEcole Polytechnique de LilleFrance

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