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Coupled Finite Element Analysis for Semi-implicit Linear and Fully-implicit Nonlinear Scheme in Partially Saturated Porous Medium
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 Title & Authors
Coupled Finite Element Analysis for Semi-implicit Linear and Fully-implicit Nonlinear Scheme in Partially Saturated Porous Medium
Kim, Jae-Hong; Regueiro, Richard A.;
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 Abstract
The paper presents a comparison between a semi-implicit time integration linear finite element implementation and fully-implicit nonlinear Newton-Raphson finite element implementation of a triphasic small strain mixture formulation of an elastic partially saturated porous medium. The pore air phase pressure pa is assumed atmospheric, i.e., = 0, although the formulation and implementation are general to handle increase in pore air pressure as a result of loading, if needed. The solid skeleton phase is assumed linear isotropic elastic and partially saturated 'consolidation' in the presence of surface infiltration and traction is simulated. The verification of the implementation against an analytical solution for partially saturated pore water flow (no deformation) and comparison between the two implementations is presented and the important of the porosity-dependent nature of the partially saturated permeability is assessed on comparison with a commercial code for the partially saturated flow with deformation. As a result, the response of partially saturated permeability subjected to the porosity influences on the saturation of a soil, and the different behaviors of the partially saturated soil between staggered and monolithic coupled programs is worth of attention because the negative pore water pressure in the partially saturated soil depends on the difference.
 Keywords
Coupled finite element analysis;Semi-implicit linear;Fully-implicit nonlinear;Partially saturated soil;Consolidation;
 Language
English
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