Water flow and diffusion problem in bentonite: molecular simulation and homogenization analysis

Y. Ichikawa, S. Prayongphan, K. Kawamura, K. Kitayama

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Abstract

We here treat a diffusion problem coupled with water flow in bentonite. The remarkable behavior originates from molecular characteristics of its constituent clay mineral, namely montmorillonite, and we show the behavior based on a unified simulation procedure starting with the molecular dynamic (MD) method and extending the obtained local characteristics to a macroscale behavior by the multiscale homogenization analysis (HA: Sanchez-Palencia, 1980). Not only the macroscale effective diffusion property but also the adsorption behavior is well defined based on this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages457-464
Number of pages8
EditionC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameElsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series
NumberC
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1571-9960

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Ichikawa, Y., Prayongphan, S., Kawamura, K., & Kitayama, K. (2004). Water flow and diffusion problem in bentonite: molecular simulation and homogenization analysis. In Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series (C ed., pp. 457-464). (Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series; Vol. 2, No. C). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1571-9960(04)80083-1