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Blog Posts Tagged Geomechanics Module

Fully Coupled Hydromechanical Modeling of Fractured Media

July 1, 2021

Dr. Qinghua Lei of ETH Zürich demonstrates a novel method for modeling fully coupled hydromechanical processes in fractured media with 2 examples: fluid injection and underground excavation.

Integration of Geological Structures into Regional-Scale Groundwater Models

November 19, 2019

To study the dynamics of hydraulic processes at different scales, geotechnical researchers need to be able to integrate complex geological structures into their hydrogeological models.

Analyzing Slope Stability Through the Shear Strength Reduction Method

May 28, 2019

Dams that are poorly designed or constructed are likely to fail. However, geotechnical engineers can account for the stability and reliability of a dam long before the structure is even built.

Analyzing Triaxial Testing Methods for Geomechanics

March 5, 2018

Triaxial testing of soil is important when determining the structural stability of a tunnel, dam, or building. Geomechanics simulation can help ensure that triaxial testing methods are up to par.

Predicting Deformations in a Bank Protection Structure with Simulation

April 3, 2017

To predict how a bank protection structure within the Yangtze River in China would deform under certain conditions, a group of researchers turned to geomechanical analysis.

Testing the Safety of Reinforced Concrete Beams with an App

December 17, 2015

The Parameterized Concrete Beam demo app is based on a model of a reinforced concrete beam. It can be used to easily compute the beam’s deflection and axial stress over a range of parameters.

Introducing Nonlinear Elastic Materials

January 9, 2015

Nonlinear elastic materials present nonlinear stress-strain relationships even at infinitesimal strains — as opposed to hyperelastic materials, where stress-strain curves become significantly nonlinear at moderate to large strains. Important materials of this class are Ramberg-Osgood for modeling metals and other ductile materials and nonlinear soils models, such as the Duncan-Chang model.

Yield Surfaces and Plastic Flow Rules in Geomechanics

October 16, 2014

In order to ensure safe geotechnical building methods, specific applications require certain foundations and structure reinforcements. Tests are quite expensive to carry out, so simulation can be really useful and even essential. Many numerical models have been developed to give a deep insight into soil behavior. Here, we introduce the most widespread models for soils available in COMSOL Multiphysics and analyze a tunnel excavation example.

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