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Table 1 Hydraulic and mechanical parameters which are used in the numerical model

From: Coupled hydraulic-mechanical simulation of seasonally induced processes in the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland)

Parameter Value Unit
Angle of inclination, \(\gamma\) 10.0 °
Porosity, \(n\) 0.16
Hydraulic conductivity, \(K\) 4.0e−13 m/s
Permeability in the plane of isotropy, \(k_{{\left\| {} \right.}}\) 6.8e−20 m2
Permeability normal to the plane of isotropy, \(k_{ \bot }\) 1.36e−20 m2
Liquid density, \(\rho_{l}\) 1000 kg/m3
Perfect gas constant, \(R\) 8.314 J/(K mol)
Molecular weight water, \(M_{w}\) 0.018 kg/mol
Biot constant, \(\alpha\) 1.0
Bishop coefficient, \(\chi\) 0.0–1.0
Grain density claystone, \(\rho_{s}\) 2500 kg/m3
Poisson number in the plane of isotropy, \(\upsilon_{{\left\| {} \right.}}\) 0.18
Poisson number normal to the plane of isotropy, \(\upsilon_{ \bot }\) 0.16
E in the plane of isotropy, \(E_{{\left\| {} \right.}}\) 3.6e9 N/m2
E normal to the plane of isotropy, \(E_{ \bot }\) 1.1e9 N/m2
G normal to the plane of isotropy, \(G_{ \bot }\) 1.2e9 N/m2
Maximal swelling pressure, \(p_{sw,\hbox{max} }\) 7.0e7 N/m2
Van Genuchten parameter, \(P_{0}\) 44.4e6 Pa
Van Genuchten parameter, \(\beta\) 0.54
Van Genuchten parameter, \(m\) 2
Residual saturation, \(S_{res}\) 0.002
Maximal saturation, \(S_{\hbox{max} }\) 1.0