Our research resides at the interface between continuum mechanics, physics, and thermodynamics. We study the physical-chemical-mechanical processes occurring at the molecular, pore, grain, and meso scales to understand the emergent macro-scale behavior of porous and granular materials.
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Sorption-induced deformation of porous media can be explained through pore-scale mechanisms
Directional microcrack damage theory explains the loading-unloading hysteresis of brittle rocks
THMC processes involved in underground nuclear waste disposals
Subcritical crack growth at grain level promotes macroscopic creep of granular assemblies
Predicted degree of particle breakage in rockfill dams due to self-weight and water load
CFD-DEM simulation of suffusion in granular soils