Homogenization of very rough three-dimensional interfaces for the poroelasticity theory with Biot's model

Nguyen Thi Kieu, Pham Chi Vinh, Do Xuan Tung
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  • Nguyen Thi Kieu Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam
  • Pham Chi Vinh VNU University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Do Xuan Tung Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam




homogenization, homogenized equations, very rough interfaces, fluid-saturated porous media


In this paper, we carry out the homogenization of a very rough three-dimensional interface separating  two dissimilar generally anisotropic poroelastic solids modeled by the Biot theory. The very rough interface is assumed to be a cylindrical surface that rapidly oscillates between two parallel planes, and the motion is time-harmonic. Using the homogenization method with the matrix formulation of the poroelasicity theory, the explicit  homogenized equations have been derived. Since the obtained  homogenized equations are totally explicit, they are very convenient for solving various practical problems. As an example proving this, the reflection and transmission of SH waves at a very rough interface of tooth-comb type is considered. The closed-form analytical expressions of the reflection and transmission coefficients have been  derived. Based on them, the effect of the incident angle and some material parameters  on the reflection and transmission coefficients are examined numerically.


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