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    • Chemo-Hygro-Geomechanics of Enhanced Crack Propagation 

      Hu, Manman (2015)
      This dissertation studies the chemo-hygro-mechanical coupling involved in the process of crack propagation encountered both in natural and engineered context. Chemical processes are likely to affect the mechanical properties ...
    • Exploring Chemical Enhancement of Subcritical Fractures in Geomaterials 

      Hu, Manman (2013)
      Propagation of subcritical cracks is studied in a geomaterial subject to weakening by the presence of water, which dissolves a mineral component of it. Such weakening is common when tensile micro-cracks develop, constituting ...