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Seepage Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering

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Assoc. Prof. Ran An, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China.
Prof. Xian-wei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Dr. Xin-yu Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


The seepage mechanics is an important scientific discipline, which focuses on the patterns of fluid flow in porous media and covers theoretical, experimental, numerical simulation, and other studies. Since its inception, it has found a wide range of applications in the development of geotechnical engineerings, such as landslides, groundwater, shale gas, geothermal energy, nuclear energy, and other projects. Meanwhile, seepage mechanics has made great progress in the study of geological hazards, water loss and soil erosion, groundwater pollution diffusion, biological-physical-chemical percolation, and other scientific and technological problems. However, this subject faces new challenges in the fields of non-Darcy, non-Newtonian, non-isothermal, nonlinear media, as well as multi-scale, multi-phase, multi-field percolation theory and their coupled effects. As a result, the seepage mechanics has become a theoretical and applied foundation for scientific and technical fields such as geotechnical, environmental, resource and energy engineering.

Suggested topics related to this special issue include, but are not limited to:

• New progress, opportunities, and challenges of seepage mechanics;

• Seepage mechanics in geotechnical and hydraulic engineering;

• Seepage mechanics in conventional and unconventional energy;

• Seepage mechanics of rock and coal;

• Water loss and soil erosion;

• Dry shrinkage and cracking of soil;

• groundwater pollution percolation and and its countermeasures;

• Bioseepage mechanics;

• Heat and mass transfer analysis of porous media;

• Multiscale multiphase multifield seepage mechanics;

• Experimental methods and techniques of seepage mechanics;

• Computational seepage mechanics;

• Other fields related to seepage mechanics


Seepage mechanics; geotechnical engineering; water loss and soil erosion; groundwater; multi-field coupling

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