Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

36, 3, pp. 657-679, Warsaw 1998

Homogenisation theories applied to porous media mechanics

Dariusz Łydżba
The present paper surveys and compares methods of homogenisation applied to porous media mechanics. In particular, it details the methods: volumetric averaging, averaging by weight, self-consistent, asymptotic homogenisation method for periodic structures as well as two-scale convergence. The closure hypothesis for a representative volume element has been discussed.
Keywords: porous media; representative volume element; homogenisation