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Porous and Granular Media

Porous media consists of materials constituted of a matrix - usually solid - which contains a substantial fraction of voids or pores. The void fraction, i.e. the porosity, dictates the properties of the bulk material. Often the pores are filled with some fluid, like a liquid or a gas. Typical porous materials include different kinds of foams. Many geological materials, like rocks or soil, as well as man-made granular materials like cement and also ceramics, can be considered as porous.

Image: Mats Lundberg, nCHREM, Lund University. Zirconium dioxide, templated by polystyrene spheres to form a 3-D porous electrode material.
Expanded clays are ceramic materials with a high porosity. They are used in the construction industry, for example in insulating inorganic materials and as ground insulation.

Building Materials

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Lars Wadsö

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Mechanics

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Aylin Ahadi

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Solid Mechanics

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Stephen Hall

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Structural Mechanics

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Per-Johan Gustafsson

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