Welcome to the Damage Poromechanics Laboratory.

Our research involves...

  • Theoretical and numerical modeling of Thermo-Hydro-Chemo-Mechanical processes in porous and granular media
  • Multi-scale modeling of damage and healing processes in rock, particulate media, cement-based materials and... teeth
  • Image analysis of porous microstructures
  • Bio-inspired optimization of geotechnical networks and subsurface systems
  • ...with applications in geological storage (nuclear waste disposals, CAES), mineral resource management (hydraulic fracturing, geothermal energy), aggregate technology (ballast), infrastructure design (concrete reparation, subsurface structures) and dentistry.

    Latest Papers In Print

    • C. Arson, 2019. Micro-macro mechanics of damage and healing in rocks, Open Geomechanics, (accepted)
    • P. Wang, N. Gao, K. Ji, L. Stewart, C. Arson, 2019. DEM analysis on the role of aggregates on concrete strength, Computers and Geotechnics (accepted)
    • T. Ibru, S. Violante, E. Vennat, C. Arson, A. Antoniou, 2019. Structure and mechanical behavior of dentin-inspired nanoporous copper, Scripta Materialia (accepted)
    • F. Patino-Ramirez, A. Broussard, C. Arson, A. Dussutour, 2019. Substrate composition directs slime molds behavior, Scientific Reports (accepted)
    • X. Shen, C. Arson, K.L. Ferrier, N. West, S. Dai, 2019. Mineral weathering and bedrock weakening: Modeling microscale bedrock damage under biotite weathering, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, DOI:10.1029/2019JF005068
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    • November 2019: Koochul and Tingting win poster awards.
    • October 2019: Xianda Shen successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.
    • January 2019: The DeeP MeLT in the EMI Newsletter!
    • December 2018: Pei Wang successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.
    • July 2018 - Wencheng Jin defends his Ph.D. thesis and gets two PhD awards.
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