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Estimating the poroelastic properties of cracked materials


We present a comparative study of the ability of some micromechanics estimates to predict the overall properties of heterogeneous materials. We focus mainly on cracked materials, for which this task is difficult and many estimates fail. We study particularly the interaction direct derivative estimate, proposed by Zheng and Du, which is an approximation of the generalized self-consistent scheme, but has the very convenient property to be always explicit. A modified version of this estimate, called full-range IDD by Zheng and Du, yields good results when comparing all poromechanical coefficients predicted by the estimate to finite element simulations of a 2D cracked material in plane strain, up to crack density factors of 1 for aligned cracks and 0.60 for randomly oriented cracks. The accuracy of finite element computations of the overall moduli is also commented by plotting the convergence of the average of the properties as well as the confidence intervals on these averages.
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hal-00983341 , version 1 (25-04-2014)



Laurent Charpin, Alain Ehrlacher. Estimating the poroelastic properties of cracked materials. Acta Mechanica, 2014, pp.1-19. ⟨10.1007/s00707-013-1082-0⟩. ⟨hal-00983341⟩
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