Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids addresses the mechanics and
physics of deformable porous materials whose porous space is filled
by one or several fluid mixtures interacting with the solid matrix.
Coussy uses the language of thermodynamics to frame the discussion
of this topic and bridge the gap between physicists and engineers,
and organises the material in such a way that individual phases are
explored, followed by coupled problems of increasing complexity.
This structure allows the reader to build a solid understanding of
the physical processes occurring in the fluids and then porous
Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids offers a critical
reference on the physics of multiphase porous materials - key
reading for engineers and researchers in structural and material
engineering, concrete, wood and materials science, rock and soil
mechanics, mining and oil prospecting, biomechanics.