1st Edition

Poromechanics III - Biot Centennial (1905-2005) Proceedings of the 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanics, 24-27 May 2005, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

    842 Pages
    by CRC Press

    These proceedings represent the latest advances in the mechanics of porous materials, known as poromechanics. The porous materials considered are solids containing voids that are impregnated with fluid. The focus is on the mechanical interactions of the inhomogeneous solid with the single- or multi-phase fluid under the loading of mechanical force, fluid pressure, thermal, chemical, and magnetic fields. The response time can be in static, diffusional, and dynamic ranges. The length scale can start from nano, to micro, macro, and up to field scales. Its application covers many branches of science and engineering, including geophysics, geomechanics, composite materials, biomechanics, acoustics, seismicity, civil, mechanical, environmental, and petroleum engineering. The approaches taken include analytical, computational, and experimental.

    To honor the pioneering contributions of Maurice A. Biot (1905-1985) to poromechanics, the Biot Conference on Poromechanics was convened for the first time in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium in 1998. The success of the first conference led to the 2nd Biot Conference held in Grenoble, France in 2002. To celebrate the centennial birthday of Biot (May 25, 2005), the 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanics was held at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., on May 24-27, 2005.

    Foreword XIII


    Constitutive modeling

    Wave propagation

    Dynamic effect

    Numerical solution


    Unsaturated medium

    Fluid flow

    Laboratory measurement

    Reservoir applications

    Soil behaviors

    Shear band and fracture



    Dr. Younane Abousleiman is Larry W. Brummett/ONEOK Chair and Professor in the Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering and Civil Engineering & Environmental Science, and Director of the PoroMechanics Institute in the Sarkeys Energy Center at the University of Oklahoma. Dr.Abousleiman received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, Newark in Civil Engineering, M.S. in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, New York, and his B.E. from the American University of Beirut. The main research areas of expertise of Dr. Abousleiman are the mechanics of porous media (Poromechanics) and its application to problems in petroleum and geotechnical engineering and also modeling in boundary element methods and finite element methods. In particular, he has made significant contributions to the solution of a class of Poromechanics problems involving transverse isotropy. Areas of Research: Currently Dr. Abousleiman directs two PoroMechanics Institute industry consortia: the Rock Mechanics Consortium and the GeoGenome Industry Consortium. These industry consortia are composed of seventeen companies, all related to oil and gas operations which basically drive the research interest. The research has focused on wellbore drilling mechanics, flow/stress in naturally fractured reservoir, soft sediment mechanics, and shale chemomechanics activities when exposed to fluids. In addition, the nano poromechanics research undertaken in the GeoGenome research project should be very promising. Dr. Alexander H.-D. Cheng is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi since 2001. Prior to the present position, he taught at Cornell University (1981-82), Columbia University (1982-85), and the University of Delaware (1985-2001). He received his BS degree for the National Taiwan University, MS from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and Ph.D. from Cornell University