COMSOL Conference 2013

Geophysics and Geomechanics

Geophysics and Geomechanics applications include, for example, the design of geothermal reservoirs, underground mines, and waste management sites. The papers, posters, and presentations featured on this page describe multiphysics models for a range of applications that incorporate physical phenomena such as flow in porous media, reactive solute transport, and fracture flow.

Developments in a Coupled Thermal-Hydraulic-Chemical-Geomechanical Model for Soil and Concrete

S.C. Seetharam, D. Jacques

Performance Assessments Unit, Institute for Environment, Health and Safety, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN), Mol, Belgium

Application of the Focused Impedance Method (FIM) to Determine the Volume of an Object within a Volume Conductor

M. A. Kadir1, S. P. Ahmed2, G. D. Al Quaderi3, R. Rahman2, K. Siddique-e Rabbani1

1Department of Biomedical Physics & Technology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Department of Physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Department of Physics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Modelling Reservoir Stimulation in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

G. Perillo1, G. De Natale2, M.G. Di Giuseppe2, A. Troiano2, C. Troise2

1University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
2INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy

Aquifer Physics Modes for Hydrogeological Modeling – an Application of the COMSOL Physics Builder

E. Holzbecher

Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Simulation of Ground Heat Exchanger for Cryogenic Applications

F. Bergeron, P. Pasquier

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Poroelasticity Benchmarking for FEM on Analytical Solutions

E. Holzbecher

Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

CO2 Storage Trapping Mechanisms Quantification

A. Nardi, E. Abarca, F. Grandia, J. Molinero

Amphos 21, Barcelona, Spain

Numerical Model for Leaching and Transporting Behavior of Radiocesium in MSW Landfill

H. Ishimori1, K. Endo2, H. Sakanakura2, M. Yamada2, M. Osako2

1Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan
2National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modeling in the SFR Nuclear Waste Repository

E. Abarca1, A. Idiart1, O. Silva1, L.M. de Vries1, J. Molinero1, F. Vahlund2, H. von Schenck2

1Amphos21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
2Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., Stockholm, Sweden

Reactive Transport and Convective Mixing During CO2 Migration in a Saline Aquifer

E. Abarca, A. Nardi, F. Grandia, J. Molinero

Amphos21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain

Simulation of Reactive Transport in Porous Media: A Benchmark for a COMSOL-PHREEQC-Interface

D. Müller1, H. Francke1, G. Blöcher1, H. Shao2

1Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
2Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Investigating the Impacts of Hydrogeological Parameters on DSI Efficiency through Numerical Simulation

Y. Jin1, E. Holzbecher1, S. Ebneth2

1Department of Applied Geology, GZG, Georg-August- University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
2Hölscher Wasserbau, Haren, Germany

Groundwater Modeling as an Assessment Tool for Underground Mines Located in Fractured Massifs

J. Font-Capó1, A. Nardi1, M. Mendoza 2, E. Ruiz2, S. Jordana1, J. Molinero1, P. Trinchero1, J. Vargas3

1Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
2Amphos 21 Perú, Lima, Perú
3Worley Parson/TWP, Lima, Perú

Numerical Analysis of Shaft Resistance and Toe Resistance of a Pile in Unsaturated Soil

E. Evgin, J. A. Infante Sedano, Z. Fu

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Hydro-Mechanical Modelling of Infiltration Test for a Bentonite-Sand Mixture: Model Verification and Parameter Identification

M. Hasal, R. Hrtus, Z. Michalec, R. Blaheta

Institute of Geonics AS CR, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Why We Have Earthquakes in the Eastern United States

J. K. Costain

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Stability of an Underground Limestone Mine

R. Haemers, F. Broekkamp, H. van Halewijn

Fontys University of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Coupled Palaehydrogeological Microbial and Geochemical Reactive Transport Model of the Olkiluoto Site (Finland)

P. Trinchero1, M. Luna1, J. Molinero1, G. Román-Ross1, F. Maia1, A. Nardi1, J. Löfman2, P. Pitkänen3, L. Koskinen3

1Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
2VTT Energy, Finland
3Posiva Oy, Olkiluoto, Finland

Relevance of Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes Involved in the Construction and Operation of Copper Heap Leach Pads

M. Tincopa1, A. Nardi2, G. Roman-Ross2 , J. Molinero2

1Technic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
2Amphos 21 Consulting, Barcelona, Spain

Applicability of the Fracture Flow Interface to the Analysis of Piping in Granular Material

S. Bersan1, C. Jommi2, A. Koelewijn3, P. Simonini1

1University of Padua, Padua, Italy
2Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
3Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands

Numerical Simulation: Field Scale Fluid Injection to a Porous Layer in Relevance to CO₂ Geological Storage

S. Kim, S. A. Hosseini, S. D. Hovorka

Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Modeling of Bentonite Hydration Process in a High Level Waste Repository

M. Hokr, I. Skarydova

Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic

ISBN: 978-0-9910001-5-9
ISSN: 2372-2215