Investigation of Seismic Excitation as a Method for Flow Enhancement in Porous Media
The objective of this research is to attempt to determine how dynamic excitation of a soil matrix affects saturated single-phase fluid flow. This question is investigated through an extensive literature review of previous studies conducted on this topic, as well as through experimentation designed to replicate the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon. Experimentation on coarse soil samples is conducted using a modified Stokoe-type resonant column device that allows a quantification of the effects of torsional and axial excitation, frequency of vibration, and strain level. This type of testing in the both the torsional and axial mode has never been conducted before using a resonant column; the Poisson ratios computed
using the complimentary data has never been published in the literature.
School:University of Waterloo
School Location:Canada - Ontario
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:dynamic excitation fluid flow in porous media civil engineering
Date of Publication:01/01/2008