Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Porous Media

Benchmarks and Examples

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

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Olaf Kolditz, Uwe-Jens Görke, Hua Shao, Wenqing Wang
    Pages 1-6
  3. Theory and Numerics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Olaf Kolditz, Norbert Böttcher, Uwe-Jens Görke
      Pages 9-59
    3. Wenqing Wang, Chan-Hee Park, Norihiro Watanabe, Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 61-85
  4. Benchmarks for Single Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Norbert Böttcher, Guido Blöcher, Mauro Cacace, Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 89-105
    3. Feng Sun, Norihiro Watanabe, Jens-Olaf Delfs
      Pages 107-123
    4. Thomas Kalbacher, Yanliang Du
      Pages 125-142
    5. Jens-Olaf Delfs, Martin Beinhorn, Yajie Wu
      Pages 143-147
    6. Ashok Singh, Olaf Kolditz
      Pages 149-160
    7. Uwe-Jens Görke, Norihiro Watanabe, Joshua Taron, Wenqing Wang
      Pages 161-199
    8. Sebastian Bauer, Christof Beyer, Chris McDermott, Georg Kosakowski, Stefanie Krug, Chan-Hee Park et al.
      Pages 201-231
  5. Examples for Coupled Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Marc Walther, Jens-Olaf Delfs, Chan-Hee Park, Jude Musuuza, Florin Radu, Sabine Attinger
      Pages 235-245
    3. Chan-Hee Park, Joshua Taron, Ashok Singh, Wenqing Wang, Chris McDermott
      Pages 247-268
    4. Joshua Taron, Norihiro Watanabe, Wenqing Wang
      Pages 269-298
    5. Wenjie Xu, Wenqing Wang, Norihiro Watanabe, Jürgen Hesser, Stephanie Krug
      Pages 299-311
    6. Haibing Shao, Sebastian Bauer, Florian Centler, Georg Kosakowski, Shuang Jin, Mingliang Xie
      Pages 313-344
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 345-391

About this book


The book comprises an assembly of benchmarks and examples for porous media mechanics collected over the last twenty years. 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, even climate chance. In order to assess the feasibility as well as the safety of geotechnical applications, process-based modelling is the only tool to put numbers, i.e. to quantify future scenarios. This charges a huge responsibility concerning the reliability of computational tools. Benchmarking is an appropriate methodology to verify the quality of modelling tools based on best practices. Moreover, benchmarking and code comparison foster community efforts. The benchmark book is part of the OpenGeoSys initiative - an open source project to share knowledge and experience in environmental analysis and scientific computation.


benchmarking computational Geosciences computational Hydrology open Source software engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 1
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
    • 2
  • Hua Shao
    • 3
  • Wenqing Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.Environmental Research UFZ, Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Center forLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Research UFZ, Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for EnvironmentalLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.and Natural Resources, Geological-geotechnical ExplorationFederal Institute for GeosciencesHannoverGermany
  4. 4.Research UFZ, Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for EnvironmentalLeipzigGermany

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