Linear flow and deformation in a poroelastic disk with a free surface

J. R. Sachs*, M. R. Glucksberg, O. E. Jensen, J. B. Grotberg

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The equilibration of an axisymmetric, linearly poroelastic layer of finite thickness is determined given an immobile, impermeable base and an impermeable, stress-free top surface. Analytical and numerical studies show that there are eigenfunctions corresponding to sites of fluid injection and removal. Numerical studies also show that an increase in effective stiffness accelerates the equilibration of initial disturbances with longer wavelengths. A Gaussian initial displacement is shown to spread radially rather than simply decaying in amplitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-728
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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