MS19 Multiscale poromechanics of geomaterials and biomaterials
The objective of the minisymposium is to discuss recent advances in multiscale poromechanics of geomaterials (including cementitious materials) and biomaterials (including biological and biomimietic materials), and related applications in the fields of civil and biomedical engineering mechanics. Experimental methods, theoretical developments, and computational simulations covering all length and time scales and addressing all phenomena relevant for the mechanical properties of porous geomaterials subjected to different environmental and loading conditions are welcome. The aim is to bring together researchers and engineers to provide a forum for presentation and for discussion of the present state-of-the-art and of novel developments. Innovative approaches increasing insight into complex phenomena as well as predictive models increasing safety and efficiency in practical applications are especially encouraged.