Poroelasticity of Fluid-Saturated Nanoporous Media
The purpose of this work is to extend the equations of linear poroelasticity to the case of materials with nanopores. We consider a model of microstructure which corresponds to an assemblage of hollow spheres saturated by a fluid. The solid phase is linearly elastic and isotropic; pores are assumed to be of nanometric size. To account for the pore surface stresses, the Young-Laplace model is used. The nanopore size effects on the effective bulk modulus, Biot’ modulus and coefficient are shown. When pores are sufficiently large, the classical relations of linear poroelasticity are retrieved.
V. Pensée et al., "Poroelasticity of Fluid-Saturated Nanoporous Media", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 614, pp. 35-40, 2009