Finite Element Analysis of Porous Media



The equations governing the mechanics of porous media have been presented in Chap. 6. The general formulations (i.e., the full formulation presented in Sect. 6.2.4) were specialized to obtain two specific formulations: (a) The uup formulation (Sect. 6.3.4) and (b) the up formulation (Sect. 6.4.2). In the present chapter, the weak forms and finite element equations are developed for the up formulation. The finite element equations for the full and uup formulations may be obtained by following a procedure similar to that in this chapter (see Problem 7.1 for the uup formulation).


Porous Medium Weak Form Pore Water Pressure Saturated Porous Medium Nodal Unknown 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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