Damage PoroMechanics Laboratory Team (DeeP MeLT)

Chloé Arson's research group

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.

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Latest Papers In Print

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 (accepted)

K. Ji, L. Stewart, C. Arson, 2022. Molecular Dynamics analysis of silica/PMMA interface shear behavior, Polymers, DOI: 10.3390/polym14051039

T. Xu, C. Arson, 2022. Self-consistent approach for modeling coupled elastic and visco-plastic processes induced by dislocation and pressure solution, International Journal of Solids and Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2021.111376

F. Anselmucci, E. Ando, G. Viggiani, N. Lenoir, C. Arson, L. Sibille, 2021. Imaging soil kinematics during the first days of maize root growth in sand, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01056-1

F. Patino-Ramirez, F. Anselmucci, E. Ando, G. Viggiani, B. Caicedo, C. Arson, 2021. Deformation and failure mechanisms of granular soil around pressurised shallow cavities, Geotechnique, DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.21.00136

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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.

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