Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Fractured Porous Media: Modelling and Benchmarking

Benchmarking Initiatives

  • Olaf Kolditz
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
  • Hua Shao
  • Wenqing Wang
  • Sebastian Bauer

Part of the Terrestrial Environmental Sciences book series (TERENVSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Benchmarking Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Birkholzer, Steve Yabusaki, Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 3-11
  3. Single Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Hua Shao, Tianyuan Zheng, Philipp Hein, Son Nguyen, Benoit Garitte, Thomas Nagel et al.
      Pages 15-32
    3. Hua Shao, Wenkui He, Milan Hokr, Payton W. Gardner, Herbert Kunz, Ales Balvin
      Pages 33-39
    4. Norbert Böttcher, Jobst Maßmann, Peter Vogel, Thomas Nagel
      Pages 41-94
  4. Coupled Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Marc Walther, James W. Heiss, Fabien Magri, Jens-Olaf Delfs, Thomas Graf
      Pages 97-105
    3. Yonghui Huang, Haibing Shao
      Pages 107-116
    4. Peter Vogel, Jobst Maßmann, Gesa Ziefle, Haiyang Yi, Wenqing Wang, Hongwei Zhou
      Pages 117-137
    5. Thomas Nagel, Jobst Maßmann, Xing-Yuan Miao, Peter Vogel
      Pages 139-156
    6. Jobst Maßmann, Fabien Magri, Wenqing Wang, Elena Tiller, Thomas Kempka, Norihiro Watanabe et al.
      Pages 157-177
    7. Wenkui He, Jenna Poonoosamy, Georg Kosakowski, Luc R. Van Loon, Urs Mäder, Thomas Kalbacher
      Pages 179-197
    8. Norihiro Watanabe, Renchao Lu, Joshua Taron, Wenkui He, Eunseon Jang, Haibing Shao
      Pages 199-209
    9. Christoph Lehmann, Thomas Nagel
      Pages 211-217
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-243

About this book


This book presents a new suite of benchmarks for and examples of porous media mechanics collected over the last two years. It continues the assembly of benchmarks and examples for porous media mechanics published in 2014. The book covers various applications in the geosciences, geotechnics, geothermal energy, and geological waste deposition. The analysis of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes is essential to many applications in environmental engineering, such as geological waste deposition, geothermal energy utilisation, carbon capture and storage, water resources management, hydrology, and even climate change. In order to assess the feasibility and safety of geotechnical applications, process-based modelling is the only tool that can effectively quantify future scenarios, a fact which also creates a huge burden of responsibility concerning the reliability of computational tools. The book shows that benchmarking offers a suitable methodology for verifying the quality of modelling tools based on best practices, and together with code comparison fosters community efforts. It also  provides a brief introduction to the DECOVALEX, SeSBench and MOMAS initiatives. This benchmark book is part of the OpenGeoSys initiative – an open source project designed to share knowledge and experience in environmental analysis and scientific computation.


Porous Media Mechanics Thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical Processes OpenGeoSys Scientific Software Carbon Capture Geological Waste Deposition

Editors and affiliations

  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 1
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
    • 2
  • Hua Shao
    • 3
  • Wenqing Wang
    • 4
  • Sebastian Bauer
    • 5
  1. 1.UFZHelmholtz Centre for Environm. ReseLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.UFZHelmholtz Centre for Environm. ReseLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.and Natural ResourcesFederal Institute for GeosciencesHannoverGermany
  4. 4.UFZ, Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental ReseaLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.University of KielInstitute of GeosciencesKielGermany

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