Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) Formulations of Saturated Porous Media

포화 다공질 매체의 Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) 정식화

  • Published : 2003.04.01


The solids and the fluids in porous media have a relative velocity to each other. Due to physically and chemically different material properties and their relative velocity, the behavior of saturated porous media is extremely complicated. Thus, in order to describe and clarify the deformation behavior of saturated porous media, constitutive models for deformation of porous media coupling several effects such as flow of the fluids or thermodynanical change need to be developed in frame of Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) description. The aim of ALE formulations is to maximize the advantages of Lagrangian and Eulerian elements, and to minimize the disadvantages. Therefore, this method is appropriate for the analysis of porous media that are considered for the behavior of the solids and the fluids. In this work, governing equations of porous media based on ALE description are obtained from governing equations in frame of updated Lagrangian description. Then, weak forms of these equations are derived using arbitrary weighting functions.