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Seminar: Macroscale and Microscale analysis of deforming saturated porous media

Engineering Teaching Research Laboratory, Pullman, WA
Pullman: ETRL room 101
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About the event

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Lynn Schreyer, Associate Professor in the WSU Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

Dr. Schreyer will give a talk on macroscale and microscale analysis of deforming saturated porous media: Terzaghi stress principle and the significance of shear and plasticity in hydrostatic compression. Specifically, the governing equation often used at the macroscale is known as the Terzaghi effective stress principle, or its generalization containing a Biot coefficient. These equations are often used in geotechnical engineering and bioengineering, but in many applications the model does not predict well what is observed. A microscale analysis demonstrates a plausible reason for why the Terzaghi effective pressure (without the Biot coefficient) plays such a dominant role.

Meet the speaker before the seminar in ETRL room 119 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. We look forward to having you join us!


Dr. Sinisa Mesarovic
(509) 335-7936