Multiphysics Modelling of the Mandel- Cryer Effect

E Holzbecher


In porous medium studies the Mandel-Cryer effect is known, describing non-monotonic pore-water pressure evolution in response to loading or to changed stress conditions. In a 2D poro-elastic model we couple the pore water hydraulics with mechanics (HM). The Mandel-Cryer effect is identified in parts of the model region that are far from the drainage boundary. At parts of the loaded boundary an even more complex pressure evolution is revealed. Variations of the Biot-parameter as the coupling parameter clearly indicate the relevance of the two-way coupling between the involved physical regimes. Hence the Mandel-Cryer effect is a typical result of multi-physical coupling.

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