The aim of this book is the development of a numerical method to model the stress field in geothermal reservoirs. For this purpose, a method of fundamental solutions to the quasistatic equations of poroelasticity as first given by Biot is developed. This chapter summarizes theoretical results about such a method as well as the results of numerical tests about the performance of the developed fundamental solution methods. Furthermore, some topics for further research on the method of fundamental solutions and its incorporation for modeling the stress field in geothermal reservoirs are provided.


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  • Matthias Albert Augustin
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  1. 1.AG GeomathematikTechnische Universität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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