MODELING AND SIMULATION OF LIQUID DIFFUSION THROUGH
A POROUS FINITELY ELASTIC SOLID
Q. Zhao and P. Papadopoulos
Comp. Mech., 52, pp.553-562, (2013)
A new theory is proposed for the continuum modeling of liquid flow
through a porous elastic solid. The solid and the voids are
assumed to jointly constitute the macroscopic solid phase, while
the liquid volume fraction is included as a separate state variable.
A finite element implementation is employed to assess the predictive
capacity of the proposed theory, with particular emphasis on the
mechanical response of Nafion membranes to the flow of water.
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