This course aims at providing students with basic concepts of poromechanics, fracture and transport.

At the end of the course, the students will be able to :

- Understand the basic concepts of continuum mechanics, poromechanics and fracture mechanics

- Calculate stress intensity factors for simple configuration

- Use the main experimental techniques for failure, transport and adsorption-induced strain characterization in porous media

- Determine failure and transport properties of porous media  



This course aims at providing students with indirect techniques for the characterization of textural properties of micro- and macroporous materials by intrusion mercury porosimetry.

At the end of the course, the students will be able to :

- use a commercial mercury intrusion porosimeter (Micromeritics - Autopore IV),

- determine the porosity,

- determine the Pore Size Distribution.

This course aims at providing students with indirect techniques for the characterization of textural properties of micro- and mesoporous materials.

At the end of the course, the students will be able to :

- use commercial gas porosimeters,

- determine a specific surface area,

- determine the Pore Size Distribution of micro- and mesoporous materials.