Thermo-poromechanics of a fluid-filled cavity in a fluid-saturated geomaterial

A. P. S. Selvadurai, A. P. Suvorov
2014 Proceedings of the Royal Society A  
In this paper, we examine the coupled thermoporomechanical behaviour of a fluid-saturated porous medium of infinite extent bounded internally by a fluid-filled cavity. The mechanical behaviour of the porous skeleton can either be Hookean elastic or elasto-plastic, with a constitutive response corresponding to a modified Cam Clay plasticity model. The fluid within the cavity can be subjected simultaneously to a temperature rise and a pressure pulse. The paper presents analytical results for the
more » ... pherically symmetric thermo-poroelasticity problem and these are used to validate the thermo-poroelasticity module of a computational code. We proceed to examine the thermo-poroelasto-plasticity problem. Results presented in the paper illustrate the interaction between thermal and mechanical phenomena and their influence on the cavity fluid pressure and the skeletal stresses at the cavity boundary. The paper presents solutions that will be of value in benchmarking exercises.
doi:10.1098/rspa.2013.0634 fatcat:sy4sa2nwebgixbt3og34tzvxf4