DeeP MeLT on Georgia Tech campus, September 2021
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, C. Arson, 2021. Self-consistent approach for modeling coupled elastic and visco-plastic processes induced by dislocation and pressure solution, International Journal of Solids and Structures (accepted)
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
A. Martinez, J. DeJong, I. Akin, A. Aleali, C. Arson, J. Atkinson, P. Bandini, T. Baser, R. Borela, R. Boulanger, M. Burrall, Y. Chen, C. Collins, D. Cortes, S. Dai, T. DeJong, E. Del Dottore, K. Dorgan, R. Fragaszy, J.D. Frost, R. Full, M. Ghayoomi, D. Goldman, N. Gravish, I. Guzman, J. Hambleton, E. Hawkes, M. Helms, D. Hu, L. Huang, S. Huang, C. Hunt, D. Irschick, H. Lin, B. Lingwall, A. Marr, B. Mazzolai, B. McInroe, T. Murthy, K. O'Hara, M. Porter, S. Sadek, M. Sanchez, C. Santamarina, L. Shao, J. Sharp, H. Stuart, H.H. Stutz, A. Summers, J. Tao, M. Tolley, L. Treers, K. Turnbull, R. Valdes, L. van Passen, G. Viggiani, D. Wilson, W. Wu, X. Yu, J. Zheng, 2021. Bio-inspired Geotechnical Engineering: Principles, Current Work, Opportunities and Challenges, Géotechnique, DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.20.P.170
F. Anselmucci, E. Ando, G. Viggiani, N. Lenoir, R. Peyroux, C. Arson, L. Sibille, 2021. The use of X-ray tomography to investigate soil deformation around growing roots, Geotechnique Letters, DOI: 10.1680/jgele.20.00114
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.