Global weak solutions to degenerate coupled transport processes in partially saturated deformable elastic-inelastic porous media
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In this work we prove the existence of global weak solutions to a degenerate and strongly coupled parabolic system arising from the transport processes through partially saturated deformable porous materials. The hygro-thermal model is coupled with quasi-static evolution equations modeling elastic and inelastic mechanical deformations. Physically relevant Newton boundary conditions are considered for water pressure and temperature of the porous system. The traction boundary condition is imposed on the deformable solid skeleton of the porous material. Degeneration occurs in both elliptic and parabolic part of the balance equation for mass of water. The coupling between water pressure, temperature, stress tensor and internal variables occurs in transport coefficients, constitutive functions and the decomposition of the total strain tensor into elastic and plastic parts due to mechanical effect and strain tensor due to thermal expansion.
CitationBenes, M. (2020). Global weak solutions to degenerate coupled transport processes in partially saturated deformable elastic-inelastic porous media. Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, 2020(63), pp. 1-26.
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