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, Y. Yasothan, R. Jeanneret, A. Nenoit, N. Roubier, E. Vennat, 2019. An alternative to periodic homogenization for dentin elastic stiffness, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, (accepted)
    • W. Jin, C. Arson, 2019. Fluid driven transition from damage to fracture in anisotropic porous media - a multiscale XFEM approach, Acta Geotechnica, (accepted)
    • P. Wang, Z. Karatza, C. Arson, DEM Modelling of sequential fragmentation of zeolite granules under oedometric compression based on XCT observations, 2019. Powder Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2019.02.050
    • X. Shen, C. Arson, 2019. Simulation of salt cavity healing based on a micro-macro model of pressure-solution, Petroleum Geoscience, DOI: 10.1144/petgeo2018-094
    • X. Shen, C. Arson, 2018. An isotropic self-consistent homogenization scheme for chemo-mechanical healing driven by pressure solution in halite, International Journal of Solids and Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.11.010
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    • 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.
    • December 2017 - Dr. Arson receives the GaTech CEE Inter-disciplinary Award.
    • May 2016 - Cheng Zhu becomes a Doctor after getting an MSc award.
    • January 2016 - Dr. Arson receives the NSF CAREER award.
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