Thermohydromechanics of partially saturated geological media: governing equations and formulation of four finite element models
2001 (English)In: International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences, ISSN 1365-1609, Vol. 38, no 1, 105-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents the general governing equations for coupled thermohydromechanical (THM) processes in saturated and unsaturated geologic formations and reviews four finite element codes fur modeling of such system. Three of the codes are developed for the special purpose of analyzing coupled THM processes in unsaturated porous and fractured geological media, and the fourth is a commercial code that has been used in its standard version, with a few adaptations for this specialized problem. The basic assumptions and fundamental equations for coupled THM processes in unsaturated porous fractured rock are presented. and formulations of the four finite element models are compared.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 38, no 1, 105-127 p.
fractured porous rocks, quantitative solutions, rational approach, dynamic behavior, computer code, soils, heat, flow, consolidation, simulation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20350ISI: 000166883800010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20350DiVA: diva2:339045
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved