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## RE: [EXT] Re: adding buoyancy forces to Biot poroelastic equations

 From: Lesage,Anne Cecile J Subject: RE: [EXT] Re: adding buoyancy forces to Biot poroelastic equations Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 22:47:47 +0000

Dear Konstantinos

I understand the use of the Heaviside function but I do not get how you impose that the gravity is along the x axis

Thank you

Regards

AC

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To: Lesage,Anne Cecile J <AJLesage@mdanderson.org>
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Subject: [EXT] Re: adding buoyancy forces to Biot poroelastic equations

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Dear Anne-Cecile,

The GetFEM model object does not differentiate between left and right side of an equation (there is no reason for splitting equations like this), all equations are assumed to be in the form R(...)=0. So just move all terms on the same side.

The equation you provide is in strong form, you need to convert it to the respective weak form and apply the necessary integration by parts to get rid of higher order derivatives as you showed in your add_linear_term _expression_. After all these steps you should have

you can also choose to split the term in two lines

but there is no reason for not keeping everything just in one term.

BR

Kostas

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 11:12 PM Lesage,Anne Cecile J <AJLesage@mdanderson.org> wrote:

Dear all

To implement the building of my fem matrix for the mechanical equilibrium, I presently write

How can i add an additional buoyancy terms to the equation (see right-hand side attached equation picture)?

gravity is vector g = - 9180 N along the x axis for my mesh

rhot (density tissue is constant) but rhof = rho water for x<0 and rhof = rho air for x>0

Thank you

Anne-Cecile Lesage

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