We present a simplified model of damaging porous material, obtained through consistent linearization from a recursive-faulting material model described in (Pandolfi et al. 2016). The brittle damage material model is characterized by special planar micro-structures, consisting of nested families of equi-spaced frictional-cohesive faults in an otherwise elastic matrix material. The linear kinematics model preserves the main microstructural features of the finite kinematics one but offers a far better computational performance. Unlike models commonly employed in geo-mechanical applications, the proposed model contains a small number of parameters, to wit, two elastic moduli, three frictional-cohesive parameters, and three hydraulic response parameters, all of which having clear physical meanings and amenable to direct experimental measurement through standard material tests. The model is validated by comparison to triaxial hydro-mechanical experimental data. Despite the paucity of material constants, the salient aspects of the observed behavior are well captured by the model, qualitatively and quantitatively. As an example of application of the model, we simulate the excavation of a borehole in a rocky embankment.

A linearized porous brittle damage material model with distributed frictional-cohesive faults

DE BELLIS, MARIA LAURA;
2016

Abstract

We present a simplified model of damaging porous material, obtained through consistent linearization from a recursive-faulting material model described in (Pandolfi et al. 2016). The brittle damage material model is characterized by special planar micro-structures, consisting of nested families of equi-spaced frictional-cohesive faults in an otherwise elastic matrix material. The linear kinematics model preserves the main microstructural features of the finite kinematics one but offers a far better computational performance. Unlike models commonly employed in geo-mechanical applications, the proposed model contains a small number of parameters, to wit, two elastic moduli, three frictional-cohesive parameters, and three hydraulic response parameters, all of which having clear physical meanings and amenable to direct experimental measurement through standard material tests. The model is validated by comparison to triaxial hydro-mechanical experimental data. Despite the paucity of material constants, the salient aspects of the observed behavior are well captured by the model, qualitatively and quantitatively. As an example of application of the model, we simulate the excavation of a borehole in a rocky embankment.
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