Finite Element Formulation using Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Method for Saturated Porous Media

  • Published : 2003.10.01


Porous media consist of physically and chemically different materials and have an extremely complicated behavior due to the different material properties of each of its constituents. In addition, the internal structure of porous media has generally a complex geometry that makes the description of its mechanical behavior quite complex. Thus, in order to describe and clarify the deformation behavior of porous media, constitutive models for deformation of porous media coupling several effects such as flow of fluids of thermodynamical 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 methods, and to minimize the disadvantages. Therefore, this method is appropriate for the analysis of porous media that are considered for the behavior of solids and fluids. First of all, governing equations for saturated porous media based on ALE description are derived. Then, weak forms of these equations are obtained in order to implement numerical method using finite element method. Finally, Petrov-Galerkin method Is applied to develop finite element formulation.