DeeP MeLT Spring party, April 2022
Anisotropic propagation of micro-cracks in mixed mode (FEM)
Homogenization scheme for pressure-solution driven healing in salt
Homogenization-based model of granite weathering coupled with CZM
Hydraulic fractures in a damageable intrinsically anisotropic material (XFEM)
Shielding effects during particle crushing (DEM)
Fracture propagation in concrete (DEM)
Fractured concrete repaired by epoxy (MD and CZM)
Micro-macro model of dentin stiffness informed by image analysis
Optimization of porous networks inspired by slime mold
Optimization of infrastructure networks based on leaf venations
Influence of plant root growth on soil microstructure and strength
Biaxial geo-probe inspired by root tips
We work on the multi-scale modeling of thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical damage and healing processes, fracture pattern formation and coupled deformation mechanisms in geomaterials. Applications include geological storage (nuclear waste disposals, Compressed Air Energy Storage), mineral resource management (hydraulic fracturing, geothermal energy), aggregate technology (ballast), and infrastructure design (concrete reparation, subsurface structures).
We also seek synergies between mechanics and biology by modeling teeth and dentistry reparation techniques, simulating dynamic networks inspired by plants, designing bio-inspired burrowing methods and optimizing cavities based on animal intelligence.
T. Xu, X. Shen, M. Reed, N. West, K.L. Ferrier, C. Arson, 2022. Anisotropy and microcrack propagation induced by weathering, regional stresses and topographic stresses, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, DOI: 10.1029/2022JB024518
C. O’Sullivan, C. Arson, B. Coasne, 2022. A perspective on Darcy’s law across the scales: from physical foundations to particulate mechanics, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0002153
Z. Wu, T. Xu, C. Arson, 2022. Effect of the intermediate principal stress on pre-peak damage propagation in hard rock under true triaxial compression, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-022-02981-x
S.V. Bokkisa, J. Macedo, A. Petalas, C. Arson, 2022. Assessing flow liquefaction triggering considering fabric anisotropy effects under the ACST framework, Computers and Geotechnics, DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2022.104796
K. Ji, L. Stewart, C. Arson, 2022. Molecular Dynamics analysis of silica/PMMA interface shear behavior, Polymers, DOI: 10.3390/polym14051039
November 2021: Dr. Arson receives the prestigious NSF BRITE Award.
August 2021: A new DOE grant on modeling water-cleansing wetlands in extreme weather
June 2021: Biot-Bazant conference: a new model of symposium in hybrid form, explained in a three-minute video.
November 2020: Floriana Anselmucci successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.
October 2020: Fernando Patino-Ramirez successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.
October 2020: Koochul Ji successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.
November 2019: Koochul and Tingting win poster awards.